Programs and Services for Ontario Farmers Factsheet
The Programs and Services for Ontario Farmers Factsheet [446 kb] provides a summary of programs and services available to Ontario farmers thanks to funding from the Ontario and/or Canadian governments. Check with your commodity organizations for additional commodity-specific programs that may be available through your associations.
The information is current as of the publication date. However, programs and services are subject to frequent changes. To verify any of the program information, consult the contact listed for each program.
The provincial government supports growth in Ontario's agri-food sector by providing farmers with funding programs that support good jobs, attract investment, and help them make an even greater contribution to Ontario's economic success.
Select one of the following programs to learn more.
Forward 2 is a federal-provincial-territorial framework that
offers resources, tools and cost-share funding assistance to eligible
producers to grow profits, expand markets and manage shared risks.
Within the Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the Food and Beverage Growth Fund provides funding for strategic investments that help create sustainable jobs; enhance innovation, productivity and market access; and strengthen supply chains in the food, beverage and bioproduct processing sectors. This fund is available for food, beverage and bioproduct processing projects across the province with more than $5 million in eligible costs. Projects include: The first intake of projects is currently underway.
As a farmland owner in Ontario, you may be eligible to apply for a property tax reduction through the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program.
The Agricultural Information Contact Centre of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) provides province-wide, toll-free technical and business information to commercial farms, agri-businesses and other rural businesses:
For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300