Business Planning

The most important part of planning is writing it down. RAIN staff have a varied background to analyze business opportunities. We will help you define a strategy, research your market and competitive position, and create a clear business plan to articulate the opportunity.

Contact David Thompson at or 705 942 7927 ext 3027 


Nutrient Management Consulting

If you are planning to build or expand a barn or manure storage, it is likely you will need a nutrient management strategy. We can help you develop a strategy and plan to meet regulations set out under the Ontario Nutrient Management Act (2002). RAIN can also complete required annual updates and 5-year renewals.

Note: in unorganized townships, a nutrient management strategy must be approved by OMAFRA before construction begins. Organized townships require an approved strategy to issue a building permit.

Contact Christine O’Reilly at or 705 942 7927 ext 3147 to arrange nutrient management consulting


Equipment Rentals

RAIN has a trailer to transport equipment – just hitch on and go or contact us for delivery rates

6′ Great Plains/Kincaid No-Till Seed Drill (3P 606NT)

Great Plains Kincaid no-till seed drill   Great Plains Kincaid no-till seed drill

  • Requires minimum 60hp tractor
  • Two seed boxes enable planting of large or small seeds
  • Attachment and seat allows for small plot establishment
  • $15-$25/acre depending on scale

Yeomans SB-6 Subsoiler Plow

  • Requires minimum 60hp tractor
  • Subsoiler with two 26″ shanks
  • Designed for minimal above-ground disturbance
  • $10-$20/acre depending on scale

For more on subsoiling/deep ripping, check out this video from

Boaz Mini Combine Harvester

Boaz mini-combine Boaz mini-combine

  • Self-propelled plot-sized combine with a 13hp gasoline engine
  • Feeding capacity <1lb/s
  • Head designed for wheat, oats, rye, barley, and other small grains, as well as small oil seeds.
  • $50/acre


Contact Christine O’Reilly at or 705 942 7927 ext 3147 to arrange equipment rentals.