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Normal Farm Practices Protection Board

Contact Information
Alternate Name NFPPB
Office Phone Toll free 1-877-424-1300
Description (Site) Guelph-University of Guelph Area
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
1 Stone Rd W, 2nd Fl NW
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
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Intersection Gordon St and Stone Rd W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Operates by mandate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Determines what constitutes a normal farm practice and resolves disputes concerning agricultural operations.
Description (Service) The Farm Practices Conflict Resolution Process was established in 2004 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Normal Farm Practices Protection Board (NFPPB). Its purpose is to: 
* help resolve disputes about farm practices (nuisance complaints about odour, noise, dust, flies, light, smoke or vibration) 
* reduce the need for Board hearings 
* also used for conflicts between farm practices and municipal by-laws
Hours Hours not specified
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Members of the Board are appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and serve for 2 years; may be reappointed to a maximum of 10 years. Members include farmers from across Ontario. Chair and Vice-Chair are usually lawyers with experience in agricultural issues.
Application Call or e-mail for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Service Categories Alternative Dispute Resolution ~ Agricultural Issues ; Provincial Administrative Tribunals