Future Farmer Program

PROGRAM INTAKE NOTICE

All of the Department's non-business risk management programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) agreement are open for application.

 

The Agriculture Stewardship Program will be accepting applications for the following Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) on May 8, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.. If you have already applied to the program and need to reapply, you will be contacted directly by your project advisor. 

  • Nutrient Management Demonstration Trial 
  • Silage Storage 
  • Manure Storage 
  • Covered Feedlot
  • Exercise Yard adjacent to Covered Feedlot
  • Alternate Watering Systems/Power to Remote Sites
  • Stream Crossings for Livestock or Farm Machinery 
  • Agricultural Water Quality
  • On-farm Water Use Efficiency 
  • Sustainable Agricultural Water Supply
  • Irrigation Efficiency 
  • Water Well Management
  • Energy Efficiency 
  • Beneficial Crop at time of Commercial Crop
  • IPM Trials – On-farm research assessing the efficacy of new IPM strategies

Please note that only projects that comply with current Public Health Directives related to COVID-19 will be eligible for funding.  

 

Business Risk Management Programs:

The AgriInsurance, AgriStability, AgriInvest, and AgriRecovery Programs are still operating under normal deadlines unless you are notified of a change.  AIC staff will be in contact if any deadlines change.

The Future Farmer Program will support the expansion of domestic and international competitiveness by supporting new farmers to improve the probability that they establish or continue profitable and sustainable commercial farm businesses.  The program will help new entrants through three streams of entry, identify and prioritize their business goals and will help them identify planning, management and technical skills that are needed to reach their goals.

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations who are new agricultural producers with a business or succession plan; and
  • New agricultural producers with a business or succession plan.

Note:  Applicants who do not have a business or succession plan may be eligible for coaching and training support through the Future Farmer Program.

What types of activities are eligible for funding?

  • Facilitation and coaching assistance by a program advisor;
  • Development and implementation of continuous improvement on-farm projects;
  • Skills assessment and development of Personal Learning Plan;
  • Skills development and training assistance by a third-party;
  • Analytical laboratory testing; and
  • Participation in the following Business Risk Management (BRM) Programs: AgriStability and AgriInsurance.

Where can I find more information?

For more information contact:

Future Farmer Program Information Officer
PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857 
Email: futurefarmer@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
April 17, 2020
Agriculture and Land

General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Land
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4880
Fax: 902-368-4857

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