By Rachel Kraynick, Agriculture Programs Specialist, Yorkton
Did you know that all government programs and funding information is free?
Be cautious of any situation where you are required to pay money to access information on government programming and grants. There are many sites on the internet that request a substantial fee to acquire a listing of agricultural grants and funds that are available to Saskatchewan producers. Many producers have considered paying the fee in hopes of accessing funding that others are not privy to, however, all information is public and free.
If you’re searching for funding that could support:
- Agricultural research and development activities,
- Farm and ranch water development and environmental programming,
- Ways to manage production risk,
- Increased competitiveness through productivity and food safety,
- Building capacity for agricultural awareness, farm safety and leadership opportunities, or
- Industry expansion into domestic and international markets.
All of this information can be sourced through one of the Ministry of Agriculture Program Specialists. Our Program Specialists are strategically placed across the province to provide in-depth and comprehensive knowledge to farmers, ranchers, agri-businesses and industry stakeholders regarding programming, especially federal-provincial programming offered under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). This information is free and our specialists can also assist with the application process. More information and a comprehensive listing of agriculture programs is available on our CAP Program web pages.
Don’t pay for information that is readily available at no charge. Contact your local Regional Services Branch office or the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377 for information on agricultural programs or funding opportunities. If it is not a government program, our specialists will direct you to the best source of information on the topic for free.