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On-Farm Value-added Program


The maximum total grant funding an applicant can receive from the Program is $250,000 per fiscal year.


The On-Farm Value-added Program supports economic recovery through investment in projects, company sales growth, market expansion and the creation of jobs in Alberta. This program is designed exclusively for primary producers who are adding value past primary production.

Eligible Applicants

Primary producers adding value past primary production are eligible.

  • Must be an Alberta registered entity operating in Alberta.
  • Must have a minimum of $25,000 in annual commercial production revenue.

Primary producers must be an Alberta registered entity operating in Alberta that is active in the business of changing an agricultural product into a value-added product. Primary producers who do not create a value-added product are ineligible.

Value-added product means an agricultural product that is changed, manipulated or enhanced through physical, chemical, or thermal means, and includes packaging of the enhanced agricultural product.

Eligible Expenses

Activities that may be included under the Program are stated in the Funding List in support of the following:

  • Processing capacity expansion
  • Food safety improvement
  • New product and process development
  • Market development and access

All activities and expenses must meet the requirements as stated in the Program Terms and Conditions s.3.0.

Please note that purchases made before January 1, 2021 are not eligible for reimbursement under the Program.

Deadline Date

  Intake Period June 17, 2021 to July 12, 2021
Industry: Agriculture, Location: Alberta ,
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