Programs, Grants & Awards
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) annouced more than $2.6 million in funding for 22 cutting edge wheat research projects aimed at improved farm profitability through variety development, pathology, agronomy and pre-breeding.
The deadline to participate in an Ontario survey about digital farming and big data is approaching, with responses being accepted until Jan. 31, 2019.
The Government of Canada launches an innovation funding competition, through the Strategic Innovation Fund, for national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology applications in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) releases new cost-share opportunities to support DON testing to assist Ontario's grain farmers with high levels of DON (vomitoxin) contamination in this year's corn crop.
Published in Corn
The Ontario and federal government announced steps to help farmers experiencing high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), including applicable funding to cover a portion of DON-related expenses.
Published in Corn
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is funding the three projects through the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases program, which supports methods to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and development of on-farm technologies to reduce the farming industry’s GHG footprint.
Competitive Green Technologies received an investment of $499,433 from the Canadian government to research and develop a biomass-based alternative material that could replace traditional nylon in automobile manufacturing and other industries.
Farm Management Canada and Farm Credit Canada announce the winners of the 2018 Y We Farm video competition. The winners are Rachel Bekkers from Nova Scotia, Ross Springford from British Columbia, and Jill Azanza from British Columbia.
The governments of Canada and Manitoba will be supporting four diversification centres, according to an announcement made today by Lawrence MacAulay, federal agricultural minister, and Ralph Eichler, Manitoba agricultural minister.
Alberta producers who own an irrigated agricultural operation within the province are now able to apply for a program that will help them with the costs of upgrading their irrigation equipment and moving to a more efficient system.
Published in Irrigation
The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) Competition announced the winners of the 2018 competition which took place Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan launched a new updated design for its online tool, the Webbook, which allows producers to complete an environmental farm plan online.
The deadline to nominate someone to be Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association's Soil Champion, an annual award recognizing excellence in sustainable soil management and those who advocate for the cause, is Nov. 1, 2018.
The Canadian Grain Commission has extended the deadlines of its Harvest Sample Program by a month in response to the delayed harvest experienced by producers in parts of Canada.
The deadline for nominations for the Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health is Nov. 16, 2018. The annual award recognizes an individual, organization or group that has made outstanding contributions in raising awareness, addressing stigma and supporting agricultural mental health in their local community.
Plant health partners in Canada, from industry associations to academia, come together to establish the Canadian Plant Health Council to collectively address evolving risks to plant and animal resources.
Lawrence MacAulay, minister of agriculture and agri-food, announced the government will be investing $70 million over the next five years to address environmental challenges and hire approximately 75 scientists and science professionals in emerging fields of agricultural science.
The Pest Management Centre is inviting submissions for its 2018 Pest Management Research Report (PMRR), an annual resource on integrated pest management of insect pests and plant diseases significant to the agri-food industry in Canada.
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is accepting nominations for one director and three regional representatives in Region 3, as well as the director-at-large position, which represents all five regions.
Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) are accepting applications for the 2018-19 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students.
Published in Business & Policy
CropSmart Fri Jan 18, 2019 @ 8:50am - 05:00pm
FarmSmartSat Jan 19, 2019 @ 9:00am - 05:00pm
Manitoba Ag DaysTue Jan 22, 2019 @ 9:00am - 05:00pm
Ag Women MB - Ag Days Breakfast & PanelWed Jan 23, 2019 @ 7:30am - 09:00am
Women in Grains Business WorkshopThu Jan 24, 2019 @ 9:00am - 03:00pm