Agriculture

Financial Assistance

Ag Action Manitoba Program for Farmers

Training and Consulting

DESCRIPTION

The Training and Consulting grant helps farmers improve their business knowledge, develop management skills and develop farm business plans, for the purpose of growing profitable farming operations in Manitoba.
 

Who can apply?

Farmers, young (under age of 46) and beginning farmers, are eligible to apply.  

 

When can farmers apply?

Applications are received on a continual basis and bundled for approval every 30 days subject to funding availability. 
 

What do we fund?

We fund training activities related to farm transition, farm risk management, financial management, human resource management, and qualifying skill development courses and training events. The course catalogue includes unique training opportunities for young and beginning farmers to help build farm business management knowledge and leadership capacity.
 
We fund professional consulting services for farm transition, human resource and risk management awareness, and in-depth professional consulting services for financial planning and analysis, if expanding or diversifying a livestock operation in Manitoba. Eligible young and beginning farmers can also choose to apply for financial planning and analysis consultation when establishing a commercial farm business or purchasing an interest in an existing farm business.
 

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, with varying funding caps from $500 to $2,500 for eligible activities.
 

Making an Application:

  • Refer to the Ag Action Manitoba - Farmers Guidebook for more detailed information on eligible and ineligible costs and other requirements.
  • Complete an Application Form and email completed for and supporting documentation to agaction@gov.mb.ca.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation email indicating that their application has been received. If a confirmation email is not received, please send an email without attachments to agaction@gov.mb.ca or call 1-844-769-6224. 

Additional Information:

  • Once a decision on an application has been made, the applicant will receive a decision notification letter.
  • Applicants will have 90 days from the date of the funding decision letter to complete their training and consulting. Exceptions will be made for training activities that require a longer period of time to be completed.
  • Submitted invoices must be from applicants to be eligible for funding.
  • Reports and itemized receipts or other acceptable proof of payments will be required to make a claim.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email:
agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website:
https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/