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Environmental Farm Plans

Program Contact
Name: Charlotte Crooks
Email: charlottec@peifa.ca
Phone: 368-7289
Website: PEI Fedeartion of Agriculture
 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
The objective of the Enhanced Environmental Farm Plan is to help farmers develop a practical plan for operating their farm in a way that is environmentally sustainable, socially acceptable, and economically viable. This industry led initiative assists farmers and landowners to identify and incorporate best environmental practices in their farming activities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The program assists farmers and landowners to identify and incorporate best environmental practices in their farming activities. This industry led initiative assists farmers in developing a strong environmental awareness in all aspects of their farming operation.  This program is administered by the PEI Federation of Agriculture. Farmers may attend a one-day workshop to complete an environmental assessment of their operation and develop an action plan to address environmental issues on their farm.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  • Agricultural land owners


ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

Participants work through a computerized self-assessment workbook and identify goals to develop an Action Plan.  Partners, co-shareholders, spouses and other key persons in the business are also encouraged to participate in the self-assessment exercise.

ASSISTANCE
Participants that have completed the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) exercise and have an approved EFP Action Plan are eligible to apply for funding under the Agriculture Stewardship Program. Projects eligible for approval under the Agriculture Stewardship Program must be identified in the EFP Action Plan.  

APPLICATION AND APPROVAL PROCESS
Participants must contact the PEI Federation of Agriculture to set up a date for the self assessment workshop.  Anyone owning agricultural property is eligible to take part in the self assessment process.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Participants must be owners of agricultural property in the Province of Prince Edward Island.

TERMINATION    
This program is effective April 1, 2013 and will terminate on March 31, 2018.
This program may be altered or discontinued without notice by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

ADMINISTRATION
Administered by the PEI Federation of Agriculture for the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

CONTACT
Charlotte Crooks, EFP Planning Officer
Office Phone: 902-368-4289
charlottec@peifa.ca 

Ver. 2.0  04/01/15

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