Farm Facts and Furrows Dec 11

Funding Deadline Reminders:

Growing Forward 2: The next implementation application intake for producers and processors will open on December 16, 2013. Please note that the capacity application stream is still open. For more information on this program, you can phone 1-877-424-1300 or go to growingforward2@ontario.ca.

Local Food Fund: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for this fund but there are cut-off dates for the review of these every two months. The next review cut-off will be December 31, 2013 for all applications received since November 1, 2013 up to this date. For more information on the Local Food Fund go to www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/about/localfood.htm

Rural Economic Development (RED) Program: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for this fund but there are cut-off dates for the review of these every two months. The next review cut-off will be December 31, 2013 for all applications received since November 1, 2013 up to this date. More information on this program can be found at www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/red/

Foodland Marketing Partnership Program: If you are planning a special event promoting local food with a chance to promote the Foodland Ontario brand, then you could receive some support for your event’s marketing plan. Requests are accepted for this program on an ongoing basis. For more information call 1-877-424-1300.