Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is committed to cultivating the Growing Forward objectives that have been developed in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
The Growing Forward team has developed a one-window approach to program delivery to make access easier for you. All programs are targeted to address at least one of the following key core outcomes:
- Profitable and competitive.
- Able to retain or capture domestic and international market opportunities.
- Prepared for and able to respond effectively to emergencies.
- Able to manage risk effectively.
A common theme across programs is the need to plan, and work with an Agriculture and Rural Development Industry Development Officer or a Program Specialist to enable you to assess your risks within your operation. Developing a plan to mitigate your environmental and production risks is a best management practice for operations supported by Growing Forward.
Explore the website to find more information on each individual program.
If you require assistance applying for stewardship grants or completing an Environmental Farm Plan please contact Holly White at 403.633.0352.