Business Advisory Services Program

The Business Advisory Services Program aims to enhance the ability of Nova Scotia farms and agri-businesses to be more competitive, manage transition, develop risk management strategies and respond to change. The business advisory services offered under this program will enable the agriculture sector to be proactive in business development decisions.


A farm that:

  • that has a current Farm Registration
  • applicant is at least 19 years old
  • reports farming income & expenses that show gross commodity income of at least $30,000.

An agri-business or industry association that:

  • represents identifiable Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food products
  • reports a gross income of $30,000, or for industry association, demonstrates a not-for-profit status.
  • for agri-business, conducts value-added processing of a raw N.S. agriculture product, with a direct partnership & significant economic impact to the N.S. agricultural industry.

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening: April 1, 2021
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Claim Deadline: March 1, 2022

How to Apply

Complete and submit the Business Advisory Services application to the Programs & Business Risk Management office.

Clients new to programs since 2018 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.

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