Five Farming-Related Grants for Canada’s Agriculture Day

Every February, Canada picks a date to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day. This year the date fell on Feb. 22. The particular day serves as a reminder to recognize the people who are responsible for producing food.

According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, there were 269,000 jobs in farming in 2018 alone. The country is specifically known for producing canola, cattle and calves, beef and veal, vegetables, and poultry. In addition, the government of Canada estimates that in 2020, the agriculture sector resulted in a total of $139.3 billion. This is around 7.4 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

GrantWatch has a category specifically for Farming/Agriculture grants on its site. This category includes more than 200 grants that provide funding for projects concerning agriculture. This may include research projects, funding for agriculture lessons in the classroom, and financial assistance for agriculture businesses. In light of this holiday, GrantWatch is paying tribute to the work Canada does in this area by including five farming grants below for individuals and businesses in Canada.

Farming Grants for Canada’s Agriculture Day

  1. Firstly, there are grants to Alberta agricultural producers for programs that promote energy efficiency. Funding is to help producers address energy needs and lower the overall energy use on their operations. Grants may go to support equipment that shows a substantial energy-efficiency improvement over standard practices.
  2. There are also grants of up to $25,000 to Alberta producers to improve water management. Funding is to support the growth of primary producers, including bee, crop, and livestock operations, and to enhance the long-term success of the agricultural sector. The grant program consists of two funding streams: on-farm irrigation projects and on-farm water supply projects.
  3. Funding is available for Alberta food-producing businesses and farms to strengthen operations. Funding is to help producers increase business security. The goal of the grant is to support the purchase of technology that helps to mitigate agricultural waste, optimizes efficiency, and encourages the adoption of best management practices in farm security.
  4. In addition, there are grants to Alberta industry organizations, food processors, and agricultural businesses to strengthen the province’s agriculture sector. Funding is to support strategic programs and projects that contribute to significant sector growth and the creation of jobs.
  5. Finally, there are awards of $1,000 available to an Ontario teacher of grades K-12 to recognize accomplishments in incorporating agricultural education into their virtual or in-person classroom.
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