Programs at a Glance

Programs at a Glance

 
 
 

Programs for:
Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers

 

Agri-Processing Automation and Efficiency - Crop
Agri-Processing Automation and Efficiency
Livestock

Agri-Processing Product and Market Development
Crop

Agri-Processing Product and Market Development
Livestock

Agricultural Watershed Enhancement

Animal Health Biosecurity Producer

Business Management Skills Development

Business Opportunity

Confined Feeding Operation Stewardship

Food Safety Systems Producer

Irrigation Efficiency

Livestock Welfare Producer

On-Farm Energy Management

On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics

On-Farm Stewardship

On-Farm Water Management

Traceability Pilot

Traceability Adoption

 
 
 

Programs for:
Processors

 

Agri-Processing Automation and Efficiency Crop
Agri-Processing Automation and Efficiency
Livestock

Agri-Processing Product and Market Development
Crop

Agri-Processing Product and Market Development
Livestock

Business Management Skills Development

Business Opportunity

Food Safety Systems Processor

Livestock Welfare Processor

 
 
 

Programs for:
Farm Service Providers

 

Animal Health Biosecurity Delivery Agent
Food Safety Systems Delivery Agent

Livestock Welfare Delivery Agent

 
 
 

Programs for:
Animal Health Professionals

 

Animal Health Biosecurity Delivery Agent
Animal Health Biosecurity Producer

Food Safety Systems Delivery Agent

Livestock Welfare Delivery Agent

Livestock Welfare Processor

Livestock Welfare Producer

 
 
 

Programs for:
Municipalities and Groups

 

Agricultural Watershed Enhancement
Regional Water Supply
Strategic

 
 

Brief Program Descriptions

Accelerating Innovation

The purpose of this grant program is to stimulate investment in the demonstration, commercialization and adoption of innovative products, practices and processes that have the potential to provide Sector Wide Impact on the agriculture, agri-food and/or agri- product sectors.

General Program Information

Stream A: Collaborating Innovation Terms and Conditions

Stream B: Implementing Innovation Terms and Conditions

 

Application Form

Application Guidelines

Agri Processing Automation and Efficiency - Crop

This program helps processors and crop producers invest in new processing equipment and adopt improved processes and best practices, allowing the industry to increase its capacity, competitiveness and profitability.
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Agri-Processing Automation and Efficiency Livestock

This program helps meat processors and livestock producers invest in new processing equipment and adopt improved processes and best practices, allowing the meat industry to increase its capacity, competitiveness and profitability.
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Agri Processing Product and Market Development - Crop

This program helps processors, crop producers and crop producer groups invest in new and innovative ways of getting Alberta-made products into new markets, enabling Alberta's agri-industry to cultivate new customers and increase profitability.
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Agri-Processing Product and Market Development Livestock

This program helps meat processors, livestock producers and livestock producer groups invest in new and innovative ways of getting Alberta-made products into new markets, enabling Alberta's agri- industry to cultivate new customers and increase profitability.
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Agricultural Watershed Enhancement

This program facilitates the delivery of targeted, comprehensive extension programs, increased uptake of wetland restoration and riparian health beneficial management practices (BMPs), and realize significant and measureable changes within high risk watershed areas, focused on addressing water quality issues. The program will encourage watershed groups, municipalities, and/or industry organizations to develop implementation plans targeting the adoption of BMPs related to surface water quality by producers in high risk areas.
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Animal Health Biosecurity Producer

This program helps Alberta producers assess, determine and reduce biosecurity risks for disease in their operations through the implementation of robust biosecurity practices.
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Animal Health Biosecurity Delivery Agent

The purpose of the program is to create awareness, educate and train individuals, determine risks and implement mitigations on biosecurity and disease risk management through Delivery Agents (i.e. Industry Organizations, Farm Service Providers, Rural Municipalities, etc.) located in Alberta.
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Business Management Skills Development

The purpose of this program is to help Alberta's new or established producers, agri-processing companies and producer groups improve their business management skills, enhancing the industry's competitiveness and sustainability.
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Business Opportunity

The purpose of the program is to help Alberta's new or established producers, agri-processing companies and producer groups enhance their competitiveness and growth prospects by connecting them with expert business advice.
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Confined Feeding Operation Stewardship

This program helps Alberta livestock operations assess their potential risk to water quality and implement management practices or make infrastructure improvements that positively influence water quality.
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Food Safety Systems Producer

This program helps producers invest in equipment and tracking systems to improve On-Farm Food Safety practices, enhancing producers' business competitiveness and food safety performance.
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Food Safety Systems Processor

The purpose of the program is to help food processors invest in new or improved food safety systems and production practices, enhancing the industry’s competitiveness and food safety performance.
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Food Safety Systems Delivery Agent

The purpose of the program is to help provincial delivery agents to implement recognized On-Farm Food Safety Programs and trainers to develop and implement food safety related training programs.
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Irrigation Efficiency

This program helps producers invest in new or upgraded low-pressure centre pivot (LPCP) irrigation equipment for their operations, improving the efficiency of energy and water use on Alberta farms.
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Livestock Welfare Producer

This program helps livestock producers to adopt production practices that enhance humane animal care, enabling the livestock industry to meet emerging consumer expectations for the care and handling of livestock, thereby allowing Alberta's livestock industry to increase its competitiveness and sustainability.
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Livestock Welfare Processor

This program is to help meat processors improve animal handling and ensure humane slaughter at provincially or federally licensed meat and poultry facilities.
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Livestock Welfare Delivery Agent

This program enables the adoption of nationally applicable livestock welfare best practices and technologies to enhance productive capacity and maintain social license for agri-food industries in Alberta.
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On-Farm Energy Management

This program shares the cost of investments that improve energy efficiency on Alberta farms. This enables producers to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions, ultimately reducing the environmental footprint of Alberta's agriculture industry.
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On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics

This On-Farm Energy Management Sub-Program provides funding towards solar photovoltaics on Alberta farms. This enables producers to conserve non-renewable fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, ultimately reducing the environmental footprint of Alberta's agriculture industry.
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On-Farm Stewardship

This Program funds projects that help livestock and crop producers implement on-farm management practices in five areas that positively impact water quality.
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On-Farm Water Management

This program provides technical assistance to agricultural producers to complete a Long-Term Water Management Plan (LTWMP), and shares the cost of related enhancements of their on-farm water supply management. To be eligible for funding, projects must be identified in a LTWMP approved by an AF Water Specialist prior to starting the project.
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Regional Water Supply Strategic

This program will assist rural Alberta municipalities in assessing the feasibility of developing water supply pipelines and other rural water pipeline related infrastructure to enhance a vibrant rural Alberta. The program provides support for engineering, planning and other strategic feasibility studies and reports that relate directly to this infrastructure development.
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Traceability Pilot

This program helps producers, agribusinesses and non-profit organizations evaluate and recommend ideal traceability technologies that are practical and cost effective.
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Traceability Technology Adoption

This program helps producers implement traceability technologies in their operations. The adoption of practical, cost effective traceability technologies will enhance the integrity of Alberta's traceability system for animal health, public health and food safety purposes.
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