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Agricultural Skills and Knowledge ASK Program

The Agricultural Skills and Knowledge Program assists producers with educational expenses for farm management courses or training activities. This program is available to producers to gain the knowledge necessary to increase profitability and minimize risks on their farm.

Funding

ASK is a rebate program that requires applicants to successfully complete the course or training activity before a claim is made.

Applicants can apply for a rebate of up to 50 per cent of the total eligible costs to a maximum program payment of $2,500 per person per year. Maximum funding available is $10,000 per person.

The minimum program payment for ASK is $250 per person.

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1. Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Saskatchewan producers; and 
  • 18 years of age and demonstrate a minimum of $50,000 gross farm income in Saskatchewan.
If applicant is involved with livestock operations, they must have a Saskatchewan Premises Identification number.

Eligible expenses include:
  • Tuition or registration;
  • Textbooks, course reading materials or other course materials; and
  • Software as required for the approved learning activity.

Download the Eligible Courses and Training Activities List.

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2. Ineligible Expenses

Ineligible expenses include:

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3. Deadlines

All claims must be submitted within 180 days (six months) of completing the training activity or be received by December 31, 2022 in order to be eligible for reimbursement. 

Applicants may complete rebate/claim online, or by submitting the rebate/claim through mail. A copy of the paid invoice and self-declaration of completion of the training activity must also be included. 

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4. Apply

Note: it is recommended that this application form is saved to your computer before entering in your information.

Download application form

Completed application packages can be submitted by email or mail to:
agprograms@gov.sk.ca
or
Ministry of Agriculture, Programs Branch
329 – 3085 Albert Street Regina SK S4S 0B1

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