Small Farm Acceleration Program

The Small Farm Acceleration Program supports the income growth of small farms in Nova Scotia through business planning and farm growth strategies. The program helps small farms to reach or work toward commercial viability.


To be eligible, you must:

  • have a current Farm Registration
  • be at least 19 years old
  • have gross commodity income of $60,000 or less
  • provide copies of Statements of Farming Activities for the last 2 years

Deadline or important dates

Phase 1
Program opening: 1 April, 2022
Application due: 1 September, 2022
Claim deadline: 1 December, 2022

Phase 2
Program opening: 1 April, 2022
Application due: 31 October, 2022
Claim deadline: 31 December, 2022

How to apply

You can get an application by contacting your regional office (See page 13 in the Program Guidelines).

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.

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
Program Funding Registration – Farm Applicants