New Covid-19 Funding Alert! Agri-tech Innovation Program webinar on May 20th

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s incredible how fast the sector is evolving when it comes to Covid-19 and mitigating its effects in agriculture.

OMAFRA is pleased to announce the new Agri-Tech Innovation Program, with $22M in funding to help farms adopt innovative technologies that protect workers against Covid-19.

To learn more about this program, see the details below for the information webinar on Thursday at 9 am.

Webinar – Agri-tech Innovation Program

You are invited to join a webinar about the Agri-tech Innovation Program – a new a $22 million cost-share program that will help farming operations and processor businesses adopt innovative and new technologies. This session will provide details on the Early Adopters intake to support implementation of sector-specific, unique and innovative technologies in the workplace that enhance protection of workers against COVID-19 by reducing COVID-19 transmission risk, lead to increased business efficiencies and productivity, and help build the sector’s resilience.

The merit-based intake opens on May 17, 2021 and will close on June 21, 2021.

Alex Heim from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs will provide an overview of the program details and how to apply, followed by a question and answer period.

You must register in advance.  Please complete the registration form here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

More Information About the Agri-Tech Program

Looking for more information? Program resources and applications are now available on the OMAFRA Covid-19 reference page.

Unsure what agriculture innovations are worth investing in, when it comes to the floriculture industry? Well, you’re in luck, because Flowers Canada Ontario has already done an extensive review of automation technology for the industry, and how it can mitigate Covid-19 risk. Make sure to check out their innovation summary report before writing your application.

For any additional questions on this program, contact the Agriculture Information Contact Center at 1-877-424-1300 or

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