ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN


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 now 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 is now open. Please review program requirements and application intake timing on the Program Resources page.

To book your confidential on-farm appointment, call: 1-866-522-3447

CURRENT PROGRAM STATUS

Please note that specific application intake windows are in place for the 2018 program year. View more application intake details here.

OPEN: On-farm appointments for new & renewed Environmental Farm Plans.
OPEN: Short Term Projects or Equipment Purchases
OPEN: Supplementary Management Plans and Technical Design Projects
CLOSED: Long Term Complex or Construction Projects
CLOSED: Irrigation Projects

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:


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Step 1

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.

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Step 2

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.

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Step 3

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.

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Step 4

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.