The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an assessment voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm. Through the EFP local workshop process, farmers highlight their farm’s environmental strengths, identify areas of environmental concern, and set realistic action plans with time tables to improve environmental conditions. The EFP can then be used in conjunction with cost-share programs to begin implementing their action plans.
The idea for Environmental Farm Plans originated from the Ontario farm community. Farmers have been involved in every stage of developing the EFP through the Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition.
The Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition is led by four main organizations:
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture
The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
Farm and Food Care
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Upcoming EFP Workshops
Please note that EFP, GYFP, Traceability and Food Safety are two day workshops. For full details, please go to www.ontarioprograms.net, log in and go to ‘Workshops’
If you do not see a workshop in your area, please contact a workshop leader to discuss opportunities.
Workshop registration is now completed through the GF2 Client Portal at www.ontarioprograms.net. You may access the site as a New Client and register for a workshop. You do not have to apply for cost-share, but if you have already enrolled for cost-share on the portal, you can use your current login to access registration for workshops. If you have questions about workshop registration, please contact the workshop leader in your area.
Follow the links below to learn more about the EFP and find additional resources