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2016 Grains Innovation Fund open for proposals

 

Oct. 13, 2015, Ontario – Grain Farmers of Ontario has released its call for proposals for the 2016 Grains Innovations Fund.

The fund is available to support the development of new and reformulated products and processes that have the potential to expand the markets for Ontario barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat crops or crop residues.

“Eligible projects will have a direct impact on Ontario grain farmers through an increase in returns to farmers or an increase in the use of Ontario grains,” says Barry Senft, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario. “Projects that demonstrate a return on investment for the grain industry as a whole – like increased infrastructure or a new processing facility – are also eligible.”

Projects which satisfy the eligibility criteria established for this fund can receive up to 60 per cent of the cost of the project, up to a maximum of $50,000.

Interested companies must submit the application form found at www.gfo.ca/marketdevelopment. Prior to submission, companies are encouraged to contact Grain Farmers of Ontario to discuss their project idea – contact Nicole Mackellar at nmackellar@gfo.ca or 519-767-4124.