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Changes to GF2

The following changes have been made to the GF2 program, effective March 9th, 2017 (see Program Guide for full details):

  • There is no limit to the number of active applications a farm business may have open at any given time.
  • Producers may submit up to two applications per application intake to any of the project categories.
  • Project category A.3 Land Application of Manure is now available across Ontario with a maximum available cost-share of $10,000 per project. The priority geographies previously in place have been removed for this category.
  • The maximum available cost-share per project has been increased for the following project categories:
    • A.0.2 – Environmental planning – $10,000
    • A.5 Cover Crops – $10,000 for an eligible acreage of up to 200 acres
    • A.11 – Actions for biodiversity/habitat enhancements – $25,000
  • Under the Environment and Climate Change Adaptation focus area, there are four new project categories addressing greenhouse gas reduction:
    • A.13 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from indoor agriculture facilities
    • A.14 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through geothermal heating and cooling
    • A.15 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through on-farm energy efficiency and energy conservation measures
    • A.16 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and benefiting soil health and water quality, through equipment modifications
  • A new tool to assist producers in calculating potential reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is available –GO-CALC – The Greenhouse Gas Ontario Covered Agriculture Calculator
  • GO-CALC is available on the GF2 Resources page
  • FAQs for Greenhouse Gas BMPs


2017 GF2 Brochure

2017 GF2 Brochure

 

2017 Program Guide for Producers

 

10 Simple Steps to GF2 Cost-share

 

Focus Area Project Information Forms

Focus Area Project Information Forms must be completed and submitted with your application in order for your application to be considered complete.

GF2 Quick Reference Guides

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Quick Reference Guide – Sign Up Now for Workshops.

Quick Reference Guide – Funding Levels and Evaluation Criteria.

Quick Reference Guide – Funding Levels and Evaluation Criteria.

Quick Reference Guide - Applying for Funding Assistance

Quick Reference Guide – Applying for Funding Assistance.

Get Started Beef Producers

Get Started – Beef Producers – Find out what Growing Forward 2 can do for you.

Get Started – Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Find out what Growing forward 2 can do for you.

Get Started - Greenhouse Growers

Get Started – Greenhouse Growers – Find out what Growing Forward 2 can do for you.

Get Started – Dairy Producers

Get Started – Dairy Producers – Find out what Growing Forward 2 can do for you.



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