Business & Policy
Investment aimed at strengthening producers’ business skills
By Top Crop Manager
Mar. 10, 2014, Ottawa, ON - The federal government has announced a five-year investment of over $4 million to Farm Management Canada (FMC) to help them strengthen producers' business skills and build farm management capacity.
FMC will use the funding to enhance farm business management knowledge and skills development in Canada by delivering resources and tools through various print and online channels, and by working with industry and provinces/territories to identify and fill gaps in farm business development information and resources.
This investment is made through Growing Forward 2's (GF2) AgriCompetitiveness Program, a five-year, $114.5-million initiative, which includes a combination of government initiatives and funding for industry-led projects.
Support is directed to not-for-profit organizations operating nationally in Canada whose proposed projects are national in scope and which support and complement the GF2 cost-shared adaptability and industry capacity program objectives.
For more information about Farm Management Canada, visit www.fmc-gac.com/.