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Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT)

The ADOPT program provides funding to help producer groups and First Nations communities demonstrate and evaluate new agricultural practices and technologies at the local level. The results of successful trials can then be adopted by agricultural operations in the region.


Funding is awarded on a competitive basis. Each producer group or organization is eligible for funding of up to $13,000 per site, per project, for crop related projects to a maximum of $80,000 per year. Each producer group or organization is eligible for funding up to $20,000 per site, per project, for livestock projects to a maximum of $100,000 per year with recognizing the higher cost of having live animals in the project.

Generally, funding will be awarded for projects with a one-year duration. Exceptions will be considered for demonstrations requiring more than one year to complete, such as biennial or perennial crops.


Eligible recipients include incorporated Saskatchewan-based producer groups. This would include but is not limited to:

  • Agri-ARM groups;
  • Indigenous communities; and
  • 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.

Project evaluation criteria includes:

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

Eligible costs include:

  • All direct project costs;
  • Administration costs up to five per cent; and
  • Field day costs to a maximum of $1,000 (if part of funded demonstration project).

Ineligible Expenses

The following costs are not eligible:

  • Any capital purchase over $300; and
  • 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.


There are two deadlines for submission of applications:

  • Fall projects - June 7 of each year
  • Spring projects - November 22 of each year

Projects Approved for Funding by ADOPT in 2022


Application forms are available by request only by emailing

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