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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 will be available –GO-CALC – The Greenhouse Gas Ontario Covered Agriculture Calculator
  • GO-CALC will be 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.

Focus Area A: Environment and Climate Change

Focus Area B: Assurance Systems

Focus Area C:

Market Development

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.



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