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Producer – Education, Training, Assessment, and Planning (Plant Health)

Value

Maximum of $5,000

Description

Producer – Education, Training, Assessment, and Planning (Plant Health) supports projects  that focus on building farm-specific knowledge and expertise in support of plant health.

Eligible Applicants

  • New producer businesses who meet the following criteria:
    • File personal income taxes in Ontario
    • Have proof of ownership or control of productive agricultural assets to generate farm income
    • Have a valid and up-to-date Premises Identification Number for the farm property where the proposed project is to take place
    • Have not had more than $7,000 in gross farm income two and three years prior to enrolling in the Partnership
    • Have business projections that demonstrate potential annual gross business income of $7,000 or more within three years of applying
  • And are interested in:
    • Conducting a farm-wide assessment against national biosecurity standards
    • Conducting commodity-specific plant health/pest risk assessments
    • Developing biosecurity procedures
    • Developing an integrated pest management plan or response plan for potential invasive pest introductions
    • Participating in:
      • Plant health/biosecurity workshops or training
      • Calibration and application workshops or training

Eligible Expenses

  • Costs of training and education from a third-party training institution or consultant on topics related to the adoption of national biosecurity standards or a commodity-specific risk management program
  • Certified Crop Advisor fees to provide:
    • A first-time assessment of facilities against national biosecurity standards or a commodity-specific plant health or pest risk assessment
    • A first-time assessment and production of a written report or plan that provides initial recommendations for implementing an integrated pest management plan and Best Management Practices (BMPs)
    • Development of biosecurity procedures
  • Certified Crop Advisor fees may include:
    • Data collection, sampling and analysis
    • Preparation of a report and review with the producer
  • Planning and decision support tools (e.g., purchase of computer software necessary for risk management planning, aerial photos)
  • Maps and land resource information costs
  • Baseline laboratory testing for plant pests as part of an integrated pest management plan
  • Production of training or promotional material for workshops or training

Deadline Date

  Please click the link indicated below for update.

Contact

Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

Website: https://ontarioprogramguides.net/pc-en-phap-pd-i/

Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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