LEADS Intake Announced

The next intake of the Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS) program has been announced. The intake period will open January 20th. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the budget is fully allocated.

There are a variety of farm projects that can be undertaken for producers and processors. Including but not limited to:

Producers

Financial analysis up to $2,500

Business plans up to $10,000

Marketing plans up to $15,000

Wind breaks up to $10,000

Nutrient management and soil health up to $10,000

Labour productivity planning up to $15,000

Food safety analysis up to $2,000

Processor

Establishing cleaning and disinfecting practices up to $50,000

Business plans up to $15,000

Marketing plans up to $25,000

Market products in Canada up to $50,000

Be sure to review the Program Guide at www.ontarioprogramguides.net for information about eligible projects and required documentation that must be submitted with your application. Eligible farm businesses must have a 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan, and a Farmland Health Check-Up, completed with a participating Certified Crop Advisor or Professional Agrologist (www.farmlandhealthcheckup.net).

Once the intake opens, applications will be available and can be submitted through www.ontarioprograms.net. Applications can also be emailed to LEADS@ontariosoilcrop.org.

If you have questions, be sure to contact an OSCIA Field Rep in your area - OSCIA Field Staff | OSCIA (ontariosoilcrop.org)

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