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Apply for Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies Funding

The Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) program provides funding to help producer groups demonstrate and evaluate new agricultural practices and technologies at the local level. The results of successful trials can then be adopted by farming operations in the region.

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1. Guidance

This program supports local demonstration projects thereby providing Saskatchewan producers and ranchers the opportunity to evaluate new practices and technologies under local conditions. 

Project evaluation criteria include:

  • Relevance of the project at the local level;
  • Producer involvement;
  • Potential impact and probability of adoption;
  • Project promotion plan; and
  • Ability of the applicant to complete the project.

Available funding

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Each producer group will be eligible for funding of up to $10,000 per site per project to a maximum of $75,000 per year.

Generally, funding will be awarded for projects with the duration of one year. Exceptions will be considered for demonstrations that require more than one year to complete, such as biennial or perennial 

Eligible costs include:
  • all direct project costs
  • administration costs up to five per cent
  • field day costs to a maximum of $1,000 (if part of funded demonstration project)
The following costs are not eligible:
  • any capital purchase over $300
  • honorarium for staff or producer members
In-depth research projects such as those that would be eligible for funding under the Agriculture Development Fund will not be considered eligible under the ADOPT program.
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2. Eligibility

Eligible recipients include incorporated Saskatchewan-based producer groups, such as:

  • Agri-ARM sites,
  • the Western Beef Development Centre, 
  • the Irrigation Crop Diversification Corporation; and
  • various commodity groups.

Individual producers are not eligible to receive funding under this program, but are encouraged to bring project ideas forward through a local producer group.

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3. How To Apply

Application forms are available by request only.

Application Deadline

There are two deadlines for submission of applications:

  • Fall Projects - June 7 of each year
  • Spring Projects - November 22 of each year
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4. Apply

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