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On-Farm Climate Action Fund │ Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR):


Maximum grant payment of $75,000.


The Agricultural Climate Solutions On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) is an initiative to help farmers tackle climate change. Funding for this program has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund.

Eligible Applicants

To receive funding, applicants must meet these conditions:

  • Be an active producer (includes a proprietorship, corporation, or registered partnership) that can demonstrate a minimum of $25,000 of gross farm income in Alberta.
  • Work with a Professional Agrologist (PAg) or Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) to develop a BMP Action Plan that is based on agronomic advice and identifies the cost difference from usual practices.
  • The BMP Action Plan must include labelled maps of project field boundaries on air photos or images.
  • Complete an online application using RDAR’s Agriculture Research Grant Organizer (ARGO) that describes current practices and planned improvements (
  • Document pre- and post-project conditions with date-stamped GPS-located photographs (typically automatic on digital photos in a jpg format).
  • Provide permission for post-project inspections.
  • Be headquartered in Alberta and apply funds only to lands in Alberta.
  • Have a minimum eligible project cost of $2,500.
  • Pay 100% of the costs upfront (no in-kind). All payments will be considered taxable income.
  • Pre-approval is required to be eligible for program funding

Eligible Expenses

Support for adoption and on-farm implementation of nitrogen (N) management BMPs as recommended by a Professional Agrologist (PAg) or Certified Crop Advisor (CCA). Soil testing provides the foundation for strategies to improve N use efficiency by optimizing timing, rate, placement and source to meet crop needs, while decreasing opportunities for N losses to runoff and leaching or emissions of ammonia or nitrous oxide.

Deadline Date

  Funding is now open!


Contact Name: Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR)

Phone Number: 1-877-503-5955

E-mail Address:


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