LEADS supports the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) on farms within the Lake Erie and Lake St Clair watersheds. Cost-share levels are determined by the risks identified through the completion of a Farmland Health Check-Up
Is your farm eligible?
The BadgerWay Program aims to provide long-term protection for important American badger habitat on Ontario farmland, and is piloting the use of Conservation Agreements. Before funding can be released, approved BadgerWay applicants are required to sign a Conservation Agreement with Environment and Climate Change Canada. In the Agreement, participants commit to maintain the funded BMPs for a period of 5 years and to monitor the projects for the length of the agreement.
Supporting activities to improve grassland habitat and benefit grassland birds at risk.
Farmers can recive grants that will help them undertake projects to protect water quality on the farm. Grants range from 30-100% of the cost of selected Best Management Projects (stream fencing, tree planting, manure storage etc.)
An Environmental Farm Plan is required
GreenON Agriculture is a new program from the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency mandated to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from buildings and the production of goods. GreenON Agriculture is a merit-based cost-share program that specifically aims to support Ontario farm businesses in adopting cleaner technologies and reducing their carbon footprint.
Who is eligible?
The GreenON Agricultural Program supports Ontario farm businesses producing agricultural commodities in permanent, climate-controlled buildings (e.g. swine or poultry barns, greenhouses) or using grain dryers.
There is a variety of workshops offered at no cost by OSCIA. These workshops and webinars each have a different focus and different goals: