Business Advisory Services Program

The Business Advisory Services Program helps 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 supports an agriculture sector that can be proactive in business development decisions.  

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • have a current farm registration
  • be at least 19 years old
  • report farming income and expenses that show gross commodity income of at least $30,000

Or, you must be 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
  • conducts value-added processing of a raw Nova Scotia agriculture product, with a direct partnership with and significant economic impact to the Nova Scotia agricultural industry (applicable to agri-businesses only)
Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening:  1 April, 2022
Application deadline: 30 November, 2022
Claim deadline: 31 December, 2022

How to apply

Complete the application and submit it to the Programs Division 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

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

Contact information

Agriculture – Programs Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579
Email: prm@novascotia.ca

Downloads

Program Guidelines
Application Form
Program Funding Registration – Farm Applicants
Program Funding Registration – Agri-Business Applicants