Business Advisory Services Program 2019-2020

The Business Advisory Services Program aims to enhance Nova Scotia farms and agri-businesses ability 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:

  • 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 agri-business or industry association that:

  • Reports a gross income of $30,000 or demonstrates a not-for-profit status (Industry Association).
  • 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

Spring intake opening: February 1, 2019
Spring intake closing: July 31, 2019
Spring intake claim deadline: August 31, 2019

Fall intake opening: August 1, 2019
Fall intake closing: December 31, 2019
Fall intake claim deadline: March 1, 2020

How to Apply

Complete the Business Advisory Services application and submit to the Programs and Business Risk Management office. Forms are available on-line or at your regional office.

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.

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