Top Crop Manager

GF2 fall application intake added

October 15, 2015, Ontario – A Growing Forward 2 new application intake has been added this fall from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5 for Ontario farmers to apply for funding for their winter projects.

Depending on production levels, there are numerous improvements that can be made indoors including installing on-farm processing facilities, upgrading barns for animal health and welfare reasons, and upgrading greenhouse water systems. Physical improvements are funded at 35 per cent cost-share.

Wintertime is also ideal for developing skills, conducting on-farm audits and assessments and planning for the future. These types of projects are funded at 50 per cent cost-share.

Approvals for applications received during this intake would go out in early January, giving producers more time to complete projects before March 31, 2016.

Producers can apply for multi-year projects provided the initial project costs are incurred before March 31, 2016.

Important dates

Application intake dates for producers in 2015-16 are:

  • Oct. 22 to Nov. 5, 2015
  • Nov. 16 to Dec. 3, 2015

Application intake dates for 2016-17 are:

  • Feb. 5-25, 2016
  • June 17 to July 7, 2016
  • Oct. 14 to Nov. 3, 2016

For more information, contact John Laidlaw at 519-826-4218 or

October 15, 2015  By Top Crop Manager


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