Funding for Farmers
LARA searches out grant and funding opportunities for Lakeland famers, shares information about them, and helps producers navigate the application process.
To support continued innovation, growth and prosperity, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) has launched its programs. This 5‐year (2023-2028), $3.5 billion investment includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities by federal-provincial-territorial governments. The Sustainable CAP framework represents a cost-shared federal-provincial investment of $508 million over 5 years towards strategic programs and services for the agriculture and agri-food industry in Alberta.
For more information about the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, visit the SCAP website.
On Farm Climate Action Funding
OFCAF provides financial support to producers to accelerate their adoption and implementation of on-farm Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) to lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, support production efficiency, sustainability and resiliency on their farm operations.
To assist producers with their adoption of new BMPs, the program will offer producers resources to support BMP implementation and provide BMP design recommendations.
To find out more about the program including how to apply, visit these links:
Other Resources and Funding
Matching workers with employers to fill agriculture and agri-food jobs.
Alberta’s Food Regulation sets the rules for the safe handling of food that is available to the public. As of June 1, 2020, the Food Regulation allows Albertans to make low-risk foods in their home kitchen for sale to the public, subject to certain restrictions and safe food handling.
Low-risk home-prepared foods can be sold from home (including online or mail-order sales) and special events, as well as from farmers’ markets, where they were sold previously. Special events are temporary events, such as craft fairs and festivals, and have their own set of rules in the regulation.
*Low-risk foods do not require refrigeration, such as baked goods, candies, whole fresh produce and some canned goods.
*These are NEW Food Regulations due to Covid-19