ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN PROGRAM
Plan for peace of mind
Farmers who have an Environmental Farm Plan are serious about learning how to reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment. Many Environmental Farm Plan participants enjoy increased efficiency, profitability and new customers as a result of increased environmental sustainability. What opportunities exist on your farm?
The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program is open. If you wish to have an EFP renewed or completed for your farm operation please contact the ARDCorp office.
The Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) program will re-open on April 6, 2020. You can find further information on the program including how to apply, project category list and application forms on the program resources page.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, applications will only be accepted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (604-854-4485).
To book your confidential on-farm appointment, call: 1-866-522-3447
CURRENT PROGRAM STATUS
|OPEN: On-farm appointments for new & renewed Environmental Farm Plans.|
|OPENING APRIL 6: Supplementary Management Plans|
|OPENING APRIL 6: Technical Design Projects|
|OPENING APRIL 6: Irrigation Projects|
|OPENING APRIL 6: Farm Projects impacted by compliance with Code of Practice for Agricultural Environmental Management|
|OPENING APRIL 20: Long Term Complex or Construction Projects|
|OPENING MAY 18: Short Term Projects or Equipment Purchases|
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Call 1-866-522-3447 to book a no-charge, confidential, on-farm appointment with one of our friendly Environmental Farm Plan Advisors. You could be eligible to receive an Environmental Farm Plan sign after this first visit! Many farmers are surprised by how sustainable they already are.
Your Planning Advisor will identify any environmental risks on your farm within your Environmental Farm Planning workbook. This workbook is confidential and yours to keep. Choose to voluntarily address these risks to receive an Environmental Farm Plan Sign.
Funding is available to help you reduce the environmental risks identified within your EFP workbook. Projects that can be funded through the Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) program include waste management, air quality control, emissions control, soil and riparian integrity, water quality and on-farm materials storage.
Display your new Environmental Farm Plan sign to proudly show your farm's environmental sustainability and to help us spread the good word about this great program! Don't forget to contact your planning advisor to renew your farm plan every 5-years.
CELEBRATING THE 5000th
ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN!
Pine Butte Ranch - Cranbrook, B.C.
"The Environmental Farm Plan gives us peace of mind that we're getting a way more efficient use of water." - Hugh Mcluckie, BC Rancher