FarmNext Program

The FarmNext Program encourages and supports new farmers establishing a commercial farm in Nova Scotia. By contributing to the interest accrued on a new loan, program funds are intended to improve the financial stability of the new farm business in the first years of operation.


To be eligible, you must:

  • have a current farm registration
  • be at least 19 years old
  • be establishing a new commercial farm or purchasing an interest in an established commercial farm in Nova Scotia for the first time

Deadline or important dates

Application deadline: 31 December, 2022

How to apply

Complete the application and submit it to the Programs Division office with a copy of your farm loan approval, partnership or shareholder agreement, and Canada Revenue Agency farming revenue and expenses.

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, Application Form and Program Funding Registration Forms 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


Program Guidelines
Application Form
Program Funding Registration – Farm Applicants