Missions and Investigative Travel Program

The Missions and Investigative Travel Program helps members of the agriculture and agri-food industries to explore and investigate new opportunities and farm technologies outside of the Maritimes and to acquire or install new processes.


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, agriculture industry association that:

  • represents identifiable Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food products
  • reports a gross income of $30,000, or 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

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 1 April, 2022
Application due:  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, 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
Email: prm@novascotia.ca


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