LEADS

Farmland Health Check-Up:

CCA and P.Ag Resources


The Farmland Health Check-Up pairs producers with CCAs and P.Ags to facilitate an assessment of challenging areas on-farm, focused on soil and pollinator health, through the completion of the Farmland Health Check-Up Workbook.

Interested in delivering the Farmland Health Check-Up?

To be eligible to participate you must:


Program Materials

  Farmland Health Check-Up Workbook  Chrome users may experience issues downloading this PDF. Right click and select “Save link as…” or use another browser.

FHCU Completion Criteria

FHCU PDF Troubleshooting

  Farmland Health Check-Up Guide

  BMP Selection Guide

  FHCU Orientation Session

  CCA Claim Form


Soils Information and Additional Resources (Preparation for Farm Visit)

You can find soil types in two ways:
  1. Using static soils maps, downloaded using the links below:
  2. Using AgMaps


Pollinator Resources

Sustainable Agriculture Resource & Education: Managing Alternative Pollinators

Michigan State University: Conserving Native Bees on Farmland

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: Farming For Bees

United States Department of Agriculture: Using Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service: Pollinator Biology and Habitat

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Native Pollinators and Agriculture in Canada

University of Guelph: Examples of Wild and/or Cultivated Plants for Alternative Pollinator Forage

Pollinator Partnership and North American Pollinator Protection Campaign: Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers, and Gardeners in the Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

 

Questions? Contact LEADS at FHCU@ontariosoilcrop.org


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