Category Archives: Government Programs

Know an Innovative Grower? The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence (up to $75,000!) is Open for Applications

The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program recognizes outstanding agriculture and agri-food related innovators, including producers, processors, and agri-food organizations.  Awards of up to $75,000 are available.  Nominate someone you know now! Advertisements

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Cost-share funding for greenhouse growers now available under the new “Canadian Agricultural Partnership” (CAPS)

Starting on April 3, 2018, producers, processors, and other businesses can apply for cost-share funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership . Similar to previous programs (such as Growing Forward 2), this is a new five-year commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial … Continue reading

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New Program Alert: GreenON Agriculture

You might have heard that a new cost-share program, GreenON Agriculture was announced last week.  This program is designed to help Ontario farm businesses reduce their carbon footprint, and greenhouses are eligible! This program will be of interest to greenhouse … Continue reading

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Deadline Pushed Back For Greenhouse Certification Program (GCP)

This post was prepared by Flowers Canada Growers: As of January 29th, 2018, the rollout of the United States-Canada Greenhouse Certification Program (GCP) is delayed, as government agencies and industry associations complete preparation of training and guidance packages for their … Continue reading

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Be part of a conversation that matters: farmer mental health.

Until recently, there wasn’t data about the mental health of Canadian farmers.  Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton and PhD Candidate Briana Hagen of the Ontario Veterinary College are changing that.  Please consider making time to participate in this worthwhile project. Read on … Continue reading

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Take advantage of Growing Forward 2 Funding for Energy Savings!

What is happening? Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Cost-share Funding Assistance Program for Producers is now offering new support for farmers to make changes in their farming operation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This is to support producers to transition to … Continue reading

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Growing Forward 2 Producer Applications due November 3rd!

Did you get some neat ideas from the Canadian Greenhouse Conference or Cultivate this year?  Have you been thinking of an innovative expansion project? Maybe you’re interested in ensuring that your business continues to operate efficiently? Now’s the time to write … Continue reading

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