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 to $50,000 available per farm business over the duration of the three-year program, this is a timely opportunity to make improvements to benefit your farm’s productivity and profitability as well as the health of the Great Lakes.
FHIP offers financial support to implement select Best Management Practices that address soil health and water quality. The 2017 program has been enhanced to fund a greater number of projects through adjusted cost-share levels and caps. Funding is available to support the implementation of cover crops, adding organic amendments, crop nutrient plans, buffer strips, field windbreaks or windstrips, equipment customization, erosion control structures, and fragile land retirement.
Haven’t completed a Farmland Health Check-Up in order to be eligible for FHIP? Contact a participating CCA to book your Check-Up now! Find a participating CCA near you.
For complete and up to date program information, visit the FHIP page on the OSCIA website.