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As stewards of the land, farmers utilize a variety of techniques to keep soil on the field – and out of local watercourses. These techniques are important to ensure the sustainability of the farm, crop yield and the environment.
There are a variety of grants and funding available for farmers and agricultural landowners for stewardship projects on their properties.
The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an assessment voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm. Through the EFP local workshop process, farmers highlight their farm’s environmental strengths, identify areas of environmental concern, and set realistic action plans with time tables to improve environmental conditions. The EFP can then be used in conjunction with cost-share programs to begin implementing their action plans.
Click here for more details on the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association website or contact Joanne Sanderson, OSCIA Workshop Leader.
OSCIA Workshop Leader
Other cost share programs through the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association can be found here:
Essex Region Conservation Authority has grants available raging from 33% – 90% of eligible project costs. However, it is important to apply for funding before any work begins.
Click here for more information on the grants available or contact Michael Dick, ERCA Agricultural Technician
ERCA Agricultural Technician
Phone: 519-776-5209 ex 369
Below is a list of local contractors that provide services you may need for your farm. This list of contractors is provided for member convenience. The Essex Soil and Crop Improvement Association does not accept any liability for the opinions or services rendered. As with any contractor services, relying on them is at your own risk.
St. Clair Region periodical newsletters are available below.