Take advantage of Growing Forward 2 Funding for Energy Savings!

What is happening?

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Cost-share Funding Assistance Program for Producers is now offering new support for farmers to make changes in their farming operation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This is to support producers to transition to low carbon production and encourage energy efficiency and energy conservation on-farms.

Why should you care? One of the new Best Management Practices is especially applicable to greenhouses – A13: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from indoor agriculture facilities.  

Have I got your attention? Read on to find out more!  Continue reading “Take advantage of Growing Forward 2 Funding for Energy Savings!”

Growing Forward 2 – New Application Intake for Processors


Growing Forward 2 (GF2
) opened a new application intake for processors today. Processors manufacture and are directly involved in the transformation of agricultural commodities in Ontario.  This includes processors of ornamentals, including greenhouse grown flowers.

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The GF2 processors program is designed to support projects that help industry:
• Use best business and leadership practices
• Use energy, water and other inputs efficiently
• Be better able to adapt to climate change
• Maximize labour productivity
• Access new and emerging markets
• Retain and expand existing markets
• Respond quickly and effectively to risks
• Reduce key risks

Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 24, 2016.  If you’re interested, more information on the process and the types of projects that could qualify for funding can be found here.

Any questions?  Call the knowledgeable staff at the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or email at ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca.