Publication - Central Experimental Farm : Tourist Map
Title in English
Central Experimental Farm : Tourist Map
- Leger, Don
- McClelland, Bob
Summary in English
The Central Experimental Farm (CEF) is 427 ha (1,055 acres) of open space in central Ottawa, the capital of Canada. The Farm has a dual role, (1) home to the corporate headquarters of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and associated agriculture agencies, and (2) site for one of the ministry's 19 national science locations (the Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre-ECORC). The CEF dates from 1886. Its original mandate was to be the central or focal point for a Canada-wide system of experimental farms to help resolve farm production questions. From an initial 5 sites, this national network has grown into a partnership of 19 and now includes multiple locations, sub stations and field sites in every Canadian province.