Small Farm Acceleration Program

The Small Farm Acceleration Program supports small farms through business planning and growth strategies.


Beginning and existing farms:

  • have a current Farm Registration
  • have an applicant that is at least 19 years old
  • reports farming income and expenses that show gross commodity income of less than $60,000
  • must provide copies of the previous 2 years of Statement of Farming Activities

Deadline or important dates

Phase 1

Program Opening: April 1, 2021
Application Due: September 1, 2021
Claim Deadline: December 1, 2021

Phase 2

Program Opening: April 1, 2021
Application Due: January 31, 2022
Claim Deadline: March 1, 2022

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit the application form to the Programs and Business Risk Management office.
  • Clients new to programs since 2018 must complete the Program Funding Registration (PFR) Form. Returning clients are to update their PFR Form as necessary.

Supporting Documents

Program guidelines and applications 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
Program Funding Registration Form - Farm