Agriculture Business Advancer Program

The Agriculture Business Advancer Program supports the adoption of new technologies, processes or specialized equipment for the purpose of business growth and expansion into new crops, products or markets.


A Nova Scotia farm:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • be at least 19 years of age and actively farming in the program year
  • have generated an annual eligible gross commodity income of $1,000,000
  • be currently planning expansion and growth
Read the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility criteria.

Deadline or important dates

Project Completion and Claiming Deadline: March 1, 2022

How to Apply

There is limited funding for the Agriculture Business Advancer Program. To request an application package, contact the Programs and Business Risk Management office.

If you’re new to agriculture funding programs since 2018, you also need to complete the Program Funding Registration form. If you’re a returning client, you can use the form to update your information.

Supporting Documents

The Program Guidelines and the Program Funding Registration form are available in the “Downloads” section.

Contact Information

Agriculture – Programs and Business Risk Management Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902 893-6377
Toll-free: 1 866 844-4276
Fax: 902 893-7579


Program Guidelines

Program Funding Registration Form – Farm