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Agriculture Business Advancer Program


30% funding assistance on total eligible project costs to a maximum of $300,000.


The Agriculture Business Advancer Program supports new technologies, processes or specialized equipment for the purpose of business growth and expansion into new crops, products or markets.

Eligible Applicants

A Nova Scotia farm:

  • currently registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act;
  • applicant is at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year;
  • has generated an annual eligible gross commodity income of $1,000,000.
  • currently planning expansion and growth.

Eligible Expenses

  • Adoption of Technologies / Equipment- financial support will be provided to assist with projects that focus on the adoption of technologies ( new to the current farm operation or new to Nova Scotia agriculture. Adoption of technologies in Nova Scotia that increase productivity, efficiency, and reduce labour are eligible, and require a strong business case when applying.
  • Adoption of New on Farm Processes, Practices and Techniques -financial support will be provided to assist with projects that focus on the adoption of new/ innovative on farm processes, practices and techniques. Technology/knowledge for this project should be shared with industry where possible.
  • Eligible expenses include:
    • direct project costs;
    • installation costs;
    • consultants / professional fees / training;
    • materials / supplies / rentals;
    • specialized equipment / shipping;
    • transfer of knowledge / sharing of information activities;
    • other expenses with pre-approval.

Deadline Date

  31 December, 2022


Contact Name: Agriculture – Programs and Business Risk Management Division

Phone Number: 902 893-6377

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Nova Scotia ,
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