Get Growing Program

The Get Growing Program supports small farms in adopting specialized infrastructure and equipment. The program helps with the expansion of local agricultural production for local markets.


To be eligible, you must be a farm or Mi'kmaq conducting farming activities in a Mi'kmaw community.

For farms, you need to:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • have generated an annual eligible gross commodity income of $30,000 or less
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year
  • have a Premise ID, if you're a livestock producer
Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 18 April 2024
Application deadline: 30 September 2024
Claim deadline: 31 December 2024

How to apply

Contact a business development officer or agricultural representative to get the Program Application Form. Complete the Program Application Form (make sure to check the application for details on all required supporting documents). Send your completed application, supporting documents and Business Plan to the Programs Division office.

Refer to the Program Guidelines for business development officer and agricultural representative contact information.


Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579


Program Guidelines
Program Funding Registration Form - Farm Applicants