Programs and Services for Ontario Farmers

Factsheet - ISSN 1198-712X   -   Copyright Queen's Printer for Ontario
Agdex#: 871
Publication Date: October 2014
Order#: 14-043
Last Reviewed: October 2014
History: Replaces Factsheet 13-045
Written by: OMAFRA Staff

The following is a summary of programs and services currently available to Ontario farmers that are funded by the Ontario and/or Canadian governments. Full Factsheet - PDF format (446 kb)

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.

Featured Programs:

Growing Forward 2 (GF2)

Growing Forward 2 offers resources, tools and cost-share funding assistance to eligible producers to grow profits, expand markets and manage shared risks.

Farm Property Tax Rate

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:

Phone: 1-877-424-1300

The OMAFRA website ( is available 24 hours a day. The site provides publications, Factsheets and detailed technical information on crops, livestock, engineering, land use planning, environmental management, business management and economic development. Business management information can be found at

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300