Advancing Innovative Technologies 2019-2020

The Advancing Innovative Technologies initiative will support the adoption of new technologies, processes or specialized equipment. Through the assessment, implementation or adoption, all projects should improve farm and industry competitiveness, productivity & profitability.


A farm that:

  • Has a current Farm Registration
  • Is at least 19 years of age
  • Reports farming income & expenses that show income of at least $30,000.

An Agriculture Industry Association that:

  • Represents an identifiable N.S. agricultural & agri-food product
  • Demonstrates a not-for-profit status

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening: February 1, 2019
Letter of Intent Due: April 1, 2019
Claim Deadline: March 1, 2020

How to Apply

Complete the Letter of Intent (LOI) Application to the Program & Business Risk Management office.

The LOI is to be submitted for consideration and if selected, a full proposal will be requested.

Clients new to programs since 2019 must complete the Program Funding Registration (PFR) form. Returning clients to update PFR form as necessary.

Supporting Documents

Program guidelines and application are available in the “Downloads” section.

If invited for a full proposal, a template for the proposal will be provided.

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
Application Form
Program Funding Registration Form for Farm Business
Program Registration Form for Agri-Business
Program Registration Form for Industry Organizations/Associations, Educational/Research Institutions and Government Agencies