Farm operator

Part A - Short definition:

Refers to those persons responsible for the management decisions made in the operation of the census farm.

Part B - Detailed definition:

Those persons responsible for the management decisions in operating an agricultural operation. Can be owners, tenants or hired managers of the agricultural operation, including those responsible for management decisions pertinent to particular aspects of the farm — planting, harvesting, raising animals, marketing and sales, and making capital purchases and other financial decisions. Not included are accountants, lawyers, veterinarians, crop advisors, herbicide consultants, etc. who make recommendations affecting the agricultural operation but are not ultimately responsible for management decisions.

Census years:

2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986,Footnote 1 1981,Footnote 1 1976,Footnote 1 1971,Footnote 1 1966,Footnote 1 1961Footnote 1

Reported for:

Total population

Question number(s):

Derived variable: Questions 1, 2 and 3 of Form 6, Census of Agriculture questionnaire


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