Local Food Advancer Program

The Local Food Advancer Program supports the adoption of new technologies, processes or specialized equipment for the purpose of business growth and expansion into new crops, products or markets.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year
  • have generated an annual eligible gross commodity income of $1,000,000
  • be currently planning for expansion and growth

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 3 February 2023
Application deadline: 28 February 2023
Claim deadline: 23 March 2023

How to apply

Applications are closed.

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


Program Guidelines