Turning ideas into action Through cost-share funding opportunities with Growing Forward 2, farmers are tackling projects to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage risks. To share in their on-farm success, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is launching a series of videos of how producers are benefiting under the program.  The first […]

As the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Funding Assistance Program for producers moves into its final year, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs want to be sure there are still plenty of opportunities for Ontario producers to make on-farm improvements. GF2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative designed to encourage innovation, competitiveness and market […]

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is pleased to announce the launch of the Lake Simcoe Soil Health Improvement Project (LS-SHIP). Following in the footsteps of the Soil Health Improvement Program, available last fall, LS-SHIP offers financial support to farmers in the Lake Simcoe watershed for implementing select Best Management Practices (BMPs) that improve […]

In 2017, the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Funding Assistance Program for producers moves into its final year of the funding framework. GF2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative designed to encourage innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sector through cost-share funding opportunities. The funding assistance producer stream of GF2 is administered by […]

Guelph, ON—The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) and Environment and Climate Change Canada are pleased to announce the return of the Grassland Stewardship Program (GSP) for 2017, with the first application submission window open from January 9 to February 1, 2017. GSP provides funding to implement forage and pasture management Best Management Practices […]

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Farmland Health Incentive Program (FHIP) has been extended! Applications will continue to be received until funding is fully allocated. Applications will now be reviewed in the order they are received for the entire GLASI eligible area. Now is the time to apply for your 2017 projects! With up […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2016 Guelph, ON⏤The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is pleased to announce that the funding available through the 2016 Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) has been fully allocated to Ontario farmers. With over 100 on-farm projects in 27 counties across the province that support valuable farm habitat for species at […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2016 By Lilian Schaer Millbank, ON – Dean Bauman was in search of a low maintenance windbreak that would reduce wind erosion of the soil and control weed seeds on his Perth County dairy farm near Millbank. It was during an Environmental Farm Plan workshop that he first learned of […]

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