Starting or expanding a farm can be a challenge, but is also very rewarding, both financially and in terms of personal satisfaction.
There are many farm grants programs set up to facilitate farm investment and encourage growth.
Farmers regularly apply and receive funding for a variety of business purposes including:
- Barn construction and upgrades
- Livestock purchase
- Seed and fertilizer purchase
- Tractor and combine purchase or lease
- Land acquisition and clearing
- Installation of Irrigation Systems
- Installation of Tile Drainage
- Implementing Technology Upgrades
Farm upgrades can be a great way to drive on-farm productivity in 2020 and for tomorrow.
If you are ready to start or expand a farm, Farm Grants can help find funding. Find funding at:
Summer 2020 Info now available! We do not provide information on COVID-19 relief programs.
Canadian farm grants are funding programs available in Canada to financially support Farmers.
Most importantly, if you are looking for Canadian farm grants you should realize that your farm is a business. Other business grants programs, even government business loans may be available for your farm business. Don’t miss out on the variety of funding programs available to you such as: Farm grants, Farm loans, and Farm Subsidies.
If You are a Canadian farmer looking for Grants your first step should be to visit Farm Funding Finder. You will find information for Canadian farm grants as well as farm loans and government funding programs to assist farmers.
The correct framework is to look at funding opportunities for your farm as both a farm and as a business. This way you will maximize your chances of getting a Canadian farm grant. After all, a Canadian business grant or a Government Loan may be every bit as useful to your farming business as a farm grant.
Remember that your goal is to grow your farm business.
Take advantage of the tools available to you to do this. When you are ready to find a funding program use the funding finder: Farm Grants Funding Finder
The end of this year is fast approaching; 2020 Will be here soon. Now is the best time for new and existing farmers to ensure that they maximize funding opportunities by applying to any remaining 2019 programs, and getting started early on 2020 programs.
With the harvest season rapidly ending, there is no time better than right now to get any financing, expansion and restructuring plans underway.
Some off-season effort can lead to much better productivity in the growing season. When you are ready to apply for the last 2019 funding programs, and get the 2020 information you need to get a leg up, Farm Grants can help.
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Time marches on, and with it comes changes to what we know about agriculture and the realities of modern farming. In 2018 there are some issues to keep in mind as a potential new or existing farmer:
1. Shifting Farm Demographics. The average Canadian farmer is 57 years old, and a large number are over 65. In the coming years, farm assets will have to be transferred to younger producers. A new generation of farmers needs to be ready to take up the job left for them by the older generation. Farmers of all ages need to be aware of this trend and prepare accordingly. It’s important to have a farm succession plan in place to ensure a smooth transition when it becomes advantageous to do so.
2. Spreading Technology. Software and data will supplement existing knowledge for farmers and will change and improve on-farm practices. Investing in the tools and resources to maximize yields will be an increasing priority for Canada’s Farmers.
3. Continued Implementation of Bio-Technology. Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs) are spreading through the marketplace. Although they have been proven to be safe and effective, there are political and public relations issues remaining around them. Farmers need to stay up to date on the news and make wise decisions about what to grow and when.
4. Resource Scarcity. More than 40% of the food production increase since the 1960’s has been accomplished through the use of irrigation. Unfortunately, groundwater supplies are limited. Improving irrigation efficiency should be a priority on any farm.
5. Public Scrutiny of Livestock Treatment. Consumers are increasingly focused on livestock health and wellbeing. Animals raised with more space and a more natural diet command a premium on the market. Producers and retailers can command an advantage by properly labeling and offering process transparency to consumers.
6. Environmental Concern is Growing. Fertilizer and pesticides have been the focus of many new scientific studies and regulations. This trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Farmers have to keep up to date on a complex list of changing regulations. With every challenge comes opportunities. The Public’s interest in these issues has created a niche for Organic food produced without pesticide or artificial fertilizer.
As a farmer, there are many issues financial and otherwise facing your business. There are financial programs to help navigate and implement policies relating to many of these issues.
If you are ready to start or expand your farm, Farm Grants can help you find funding. Use our funding finder tool: