Growing Forward 2 - Fall Application Intake Added

A new GF2 intake window has just been added this fall. From October 22 to November 5, Ontario farmers can submit funding applications for their upcoming winter projects.

Depending on production levels, there are numerous improvements that can be made indoors including installing on-farm processing facilities, upgrading barns for animal health and welfare, and upgrading greenhouse water systems. Physical improvements are funded at 35 percent cost-share.

Winter is also a great time for developing skills, conducting on-farm audits and assessments, and planning for the future. These types of projects are funded at 50 percent cost-share.

Approvals for applications received during this intake will be announced in early January, giving producers time to complete their projects before March 31, 2016.

Producers can also apply for multi-year projects, provided the initial project costs are incurred before March 31, 2016.

Upcoming Application intake dates (2015 - 2016):

  • October 22 to November 5, 2015
  • November 16 to December 3, 2015
  • February 5 to 25, 2016
  • June 17 to July 7, 2016
  • October 14 to November 3, 2016

There are also plenty of free workshops available through the winter, including Growing Your Farm Profits, Environmental Farm Plan, Food Safety, and Biosecurity.

For full GF2 program guidelines, workshop locations and registrations, and more, visit