Regenerative Agriculture Funding Available for Dufferin Farmers

Dec 17th, 2021
By kgrube
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Dufferin County is collaborating with Our Food Future and Wellington County to deliver the Experimental Acres Pilot, which will provide funding for the first year to try something new on a small scale. The goal of the pilot is to backstop any risk, develop a community of support, and assist in capturing the business cases that can demonstrate what will be worth repeating.

Experimental practices could include, but are not limited to cover crops, manure or amendments, grazing, variable rate seed/fertilizer, tire deflations system/controlled traffic, strip till/no till, or intercropping/relay cropping.

The Experimental Acres Pilot will:

  • Focus on a practice that the farmer thinks could work on their farm

  • Provide some funding to cover expenses and time

  • Offer assistance in drafting a plan to evaluate the success of the experiment

  • Include farm visits to assist with metrics

We invite you to submit a simple application form to get started, available at www.wellington.ca/OurFoodFuture by January 7, 2022.

*Note that Wellington County will be taking on project administration, but Dufferin farmers are eligible and encouraged to apply

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