Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund Open for Applications
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the $1 million FCC AgriSpirit Fund.
Applications are closed and will re-open March 13 to April 17, 2017.
See more information at https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/in-your-community/giving-back/fcc-agrispirit-fund.html
Growing Forward 2 is a package of programs that support the unique needs of Alberta farmers. There are grants and cost sharing initiatives for many aspects of agriculture, including On-farm Energy Management. To see if there are programs that apply to you, go to http://www.growingforward.alberta.ca/
On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics was added to the On-Farm Energy Management Sub-Program on February 8, 2016.
Grant by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, July 3, 2015
Funding is available for agricultural business skills training. The Business Management Skills Program will cover 75 percent of tuition fees or the cost of hiring an instructor for a group for qualifying applicants. For more information go to: http://www.albertafarmexpress.ca/2015/07/03/funding-available-for-agricultural-business-skills-training/ or contact the AG-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276).
FCC Ag Safety Fund
Farm Credit Canada and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) work together with charitable and non-profit groups to deliver agriculture safety training to farmers and farm workers. Projects of a local or provincial nature are eligible to receive up to $5,000, based on a proposed budget. Go to www.casa-acsa.ca and click on grants for complete information.
Back to AG Program
A partnership between Farm Credit Canada, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, and the Rick Hansen Foundation make this grant possible. It is a new funding project aimed at helping with the cost of adaptive technology for farmers or farm workers who have experienced traumatic injury. This technology could be medical devises, lifts, ramps or any other technology that would assist the farmer to return to work. Go to www.casa-acsa.ca for more information.
New Farm Service Grant
There is a grant available for agriculture services, and a farm fuel number is required. Grant is 50% of eligible costs over $4500, with a max grant of $5250, and min $25. Easement costs are not eligible unless they are Crown easements. Conversion from small single phase (25KVa or less) to large single phase (over 25KVa) or three phase is eligible for this grant as well. This grant must be advanced within a year of the service being built - provided there is a grant budget. Call toll free 310-0000 then 780-422-9167 to receive an Alberta Farm Fuel Benefit number.
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is a provincial crown corporation with a private sector Board of Directors that provides farmers, agribusinesses and other small businesses loans, crop insurance and farm income disaster assistance. AFSC has provided Alberta farmers with hail insurance for over 60 years, and has grown into a diverse Corporation with several core businesses: crop insurance, farm loans, commercial loans and farm income disaster assistance.
Agriculture Research and Extension Council of Alberta
Information on current agriculture research projects in alberta. Information about all the agriculture research organizations around the province, agriculture conferences, grazing mentorship program and case studies of swath grazing practices
Alberta Electric Utility Safety Association
VISION - The vision of the Alberta Electric Utility Safety Association (AEUSA) is to promote electric utility safety within the Province of Alberta.
SCOPE - The Scope of the Alberta Electric Utility Safety Association centers on worker and public safety related to the Alberta Electrical Utility Industry.
Alberta Utilities Commission
Search for Micro-Generation on this site and you will find the Micro-Generator Application Guideline as well as Micro-Generation regulation under the Electric Utilites Act.
Government Rebates and Information
Information on Federal government programs and rebates for items such as fuel efficient vehicles and retrofitting your homes.
Ropin the Web - Alberta Agriculture and Food
Links to daily market prices for grain, crops, and livestock. Information on numerous agriculture topics such as conservation tillage and precision farming