Growing Forward 2 - Helping You Reach Your Goals

Growing Forward 2 and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

The federal and provincial governments have created a special biosecurity intake under Growing Forward 2 (GF2) to address challenges related to PED.

Thank you for your interest in Growing Forward 2. The special intake on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Biosecurity under Growing Forward 2 is now closed. The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) will be reviewing all applications received on or before March 13 at 11:59 and will be in touch with you at a later date on the status of your application.

Since September 2013, farm, food and other agri-businesses in Ontario have been able to access biosecurity programming under GF2 to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage shared risks. These existing supports will continue after the special intake concludes.

Growing Forward 2 - Helping You Reach Your Goals

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Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a comprehensive federal-provincial-territorial framework aimed at encouraging innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada's agri-food and agri-products sector. In Ontario, farm, food and agri-product businesses, organizations and collaborations can build their own plan and select opportunities to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage risks.

Whether you are just starting out, or have been in business a long time, Growing Forward 2 offers practical and flexible options to help you reach your goals.

The GF2 Program offers funding assistance to established producers, processors, organizations and collaborations to grow profits, expand markets and manage shared risks. Funding assistance supports six areas of focus where individual businesses can apply for cost-share for Capacity Building activities and Project Implementation. Innovation is a key component present throughout all areas of focus.

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Partnering for Success

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food is working in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to support a competitive, sustainable and innovative agri-food and agri-products sector. We are working with organizations like the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and the Agricultural Adaptation Council to deliver Growing Forward 2 to the industry.

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 19 March 2013
Last Reviewed: 4 February 2014