By Rachel Kraynick, P.Ag. Agriculture Programs Specialist, Yorkton
The health and safety of our clients and staff is very important to the Ministry of Agriculture. While many in-person learning events aren’t possible this year, there is opportunity for farmers, ranchers and agri-businesses to access program information online through virtual presentations.
Specialists have developed numerous presentations that can be accessed online from the comfort of your home or to promote throughout your organization or to use during your online meetings. Each presentation highlights a specific program offered through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) which is a five-year, $388-million investment by federal and provincial governments in strategic initiatives for agriculture. These short, fast-paced videos explain the program intent, applicant eligibility, eligible activities and expenses and how to apply.
Currently, presentations are available on the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program for both the rebate and pre-approval streams, the beneficial management practices offered under the Farm Stewardship Program, the Assurance System Producer Program for apiculture, beef cattle, bison, sheep, goats, poultry, dairy and swine sectors, the Agriculture Skills and Knowledge Program, the Irrigation Development and Efficiency Programs as well as a high level presentation explaining all the programs offered under CAP. We will continue to add more program presentations related to value-added agriculture and agri-food processing, public trust and science, research and innovation and more, so stay tuned.
We encourage anyone interested in these programs to watch the video playlist and share with others in the industry. Further program details are available.
For further information on programs, please contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377 to speak with your local agriculture program specialist nearest you.