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Agri-Processing Product and Market Development – Livestock

Agri-Processing Product and Market Development – Livestock


This program is not currently accepting applications, for project proposals received but not funded, we will keep applications on-hand for consideration if further funding becomes available. Please subscribe (see link on the top right side of the page), to receive notifications of changes to the status of this program.

Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of this program is to help 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.

Program description

Under the Growing Forward 2 Agri-Processing Product and Market Development Program (APMD), successful applicants are eligible for reimbursement of 50% of certain costs related to product and market development.

Successful applicants are eligible for reimbursement of 50% of costs related to product development, market development (domestic and international), labeling, market research, business and marketing plans, and consulting or coaching fees for these activities.
Individuals, businesses and groups can apply for multiple projects to a maximum of $500,000 per fiscal year for funding. A number of exclusions apply. Contact us for more information.

Am I eligible for this program?

The following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Established or new processing companies (bio-industrial or food) that have a manufacturing or processing presence in Alberta.
  • Livestock producers in Alberta who are adding value beyond the primary production.
  • Groups of livestock producers and/or value chains adding economic value to their products or services.

How do I apply for this program?

  1. Determine whether you are eligible - Refer to the APMD Program’s Terms and Conditions.
  2. Ensure that the projects activities are eligible - Eligible activities are listed in the program’s Terms and Conditions.
  3. Complete the Application Form- Once completed, send your application and supporting documents by email or mail to:


Denise Carlson, Manager, Industry Development Grants

Agriculture Grant Programs Section

6547 Sparrow Drive

Leduc, AB T9E 7C7

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Denise Carlson at (780) 980-4230 (work), (587) 991-0975 (Cell) or

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Program Contact

Denise Carlson

(780) 980-4230

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