• Seeding Excellence Program for Students
  • Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health
  • Wilson Loree Award
  • Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Seeding Excellence

Seeding Excellence

Farm Management Canada has created a new student program to provide sponsorship for premium registration to our annual Agricultural Excellence (AgEx) Conference taking place December 8-10, 2020. This year, we will be hosting the conference online to a truly national audience. To learn more about AgEx, click here!

Seeding Excellence looks to support the next generation of young farmers by sponsoring the attendance of a College or University student (or multiple students) to attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference! The student can be from any field of study or program, be it Agriculture, Tech, or Business.

Farm Management Canada is collecting submissions from post secondary students across Canada and will award sponsorship to attend the Conference based on available organizations who have joined the program.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Access to speakers and sessions throughout AgEx, including a student specific session.
  • Premium registrations and registration for our AgExtras post-conference sessions.

The Seeding Excellence program is designed to help students connect with industry experts to learn more about farm business management and how they can use the skills and knowledge gained at AgEx to help enhance their careers and contributions to the agricultural industry.

Students are asked to submit a 2-minute video responding to the following question:

From your perspective, what is the importance of farm business management within agriculture? How will attending AgEx help you make a positive contribution to Canada’s agricultural sector?

The application deadline is November 1, 2020.

To apply, click on the Apply tab and fill out the application form. You can submit your video by providing a direct URL to your video. Click here for more info about ways to share your video online.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age as of 15 December 2020, and they must be enrolled in a program at a recognized post-secondary educational institution;
  • Applicants must provide proof of enrollment at an educational institution (you can complete an application form even if you have applied for admission and have not yet received a reply. However, if your application is accepted, you will need to provide a copy of your acceptance letter);
  • Applicants must reside in Canada.

For an information one-pager, click here.

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Cultivating excellence in farm business management.

For more information, contact:
Denise Rollin
Project Manager
Farm Management Canada
613-237-9060 x 32 or 1-888-232-3262 x 32

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For more information, contact:
Denise Rollin
Project Manager
Farm Management Canada
613-237-9060 x 32 or 1-888-232-3262 x 32

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Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health

Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health

Farm Management Canada is pleased to be part of this wonderful initiative in honour of Brigid Rivoire and in support of farmer mental health.

The Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health annually recognizes a specific initiative that has made outstanding contributions in raising awareness, addressing stigma, and supporting mental health for farmers in their local community. This annual award includes a $2,000 donation to a mental health initiative of the recipient’s choice, along with an invitation to attend the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) Annual General Meeting in February with all expenses paid.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is October 11, 2021. All Expressions of Interest received after this date will be rolled over to be considered for the award the following year.

The award will be given out at the CFA’s Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, which runs from February 2022.

For more details on the award and nomination process visit:

Wilson Loree Award

Wilson Loree Award

Do you know someone who has made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in farm business management practices and expertise in Canada?

Nominate them for the Wilson Loree Award today!

Farm Management Canada is seeking to honour individuals or groups with the 2021 Wilson Loree Award. This prestigious award was established over fifteen years ago, to honour those that have made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada.

Farm Management Canada encourages the nomination of individuals or groups that:

  • have made significant contributions in the area of farm business management regionally or nationally;
  • have demonstrated innovation in areas such as turning research into practical management tools, adapting best practices from other sectors to agriculture, and finding new ways to deliver training, information and resources to farm managers;
  • have served as a role model and a mentor to colleagues, partners and clients, inspiring them to achieve their full potential;
  • have demonstrated the ability to network and develop partnerships to include others in furthering the shared goals and vision of the agriculture industry

Nominations are required by October 28, 2021. The nominator must be a member of Farm Management Canada. Farm Management Canada Staff and Board members are not eligible for the award. The winner will be revealed during the Agricultural Excellence Conference, which is going virtual November 24-26, 2021. All are welcome.

Click here to access the nomination form for the 2021 Wilson Loree Award.

About the Award
The Wilson Loree award is named after Wilson Loree who retired as Branch Head of Agriculture Business Management after 27 years with Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. A past director and one of the founders of the Canadian Farm Business Management Council (now Farm Management Canada), he has been cited as “an individual who exemplifies innovation, wisdom, and a constant focus on the farm manager and the farm family.”

About Farm Management Canada
A national umbrella for Canadian farm business management activity, Farm Management Canada is the only organization devoted exclusively to the development and delivery of advanced business management information, tools and resources to position Canada’s farmers for success.

Only members of Farm Management Canada can submit nominations for this award. For more information and for a full list of member benefits, please visit our membership page.

Click here to download the nomination form for the 2021 Wilson Loree Award

Nominations for the Wilson Loree Award will be open until October 28, 2021.

Wilson Loree Award
Farm Management Canada
300-250 City Centre Ave. Ottawa ON K1R 6K7
Email: info(at)

Recipients of the Wilson Loree award to date are:

  • 2020 – Marcel Hacault, Manitoba
  • 2019 – Len Davies, Ontario
  • 2018 – Elaine Froese, Manitoba
  • 2017 – Darrell Wade, Ontario
  • 2016 – Merle Good, Alberta
  • 2015 – Terry Betker, Manitoba
  • 2014 – Peter VanderZaag,Ontario
  • 2013 – Jean-Philippe Perrier, Quebec
  • 2012 – Lyle Staveness,Saskatchewan
  • 2011 – Dr. Larry Martin, Ontario
  • 2010 – Brian Little,Ontario
  • 2009 – George Geldart, British Columbia
  • 2008 – Raymond Levallois, Quebec
  • 2007 – Marcel Couture, agr., Quebec
  • 2006 – Ian Hall, Alberta
  • 2005 – The Team of Farm Management Instructors from the School of Agriculture, University of Manitoba
  • 2004 – Dr. Len Bauer, Alberta
  • 2003 – Fédération des groupes conseils agricoles du Québec

Wilson Loree Award
Farm Management Canada
300-250 City Centre Ave Ottawa ON K1R 6K7
E-mail: info(at)

Government Funding for Farmers

Government Funding for Farmers

Cost-Sharing Funding Opportunities for Farmers

Updated August 2021

Following is a listing of the cost-share funding programs offered by the Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Agriculture for farmers, agricultural associations and agribusiness. The list is limited to cost-shared funding specific to farm business management.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

You can find links to all other cost-share funding opportunities here:

Click one of the provinces or territories below to see the available CAP funding in your area.

Canada Job Grant

The Canada Job Grant (CJG) is a Canadian government funding program designed to reduce the costs of upskilling new and existing employees so that they can become more valuable to the business. Farms have been deemed eligible business to obtain CJG funding. Provinces and Territories offer varying funding amounts and eligibility criteria.