JUNE 2017
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Council highlights Growing Forward 2 successes at summer meeting
The diverse range of projects the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) funds was the focus of the organization’s summer reception and dinner held June 14 in Mississauga.

To date, Ontario organizations and collaborations have completed 195 projects through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), and funding for 385 projects totaling $33.3 million has been approved by the AAC board over the past four years.

The program was launched in 2013 and demand remained strong until the final application deadline this past April. GF2 officially ends March 31, 2018.

“The AAC is a strategic enabler. Projects funded have played a significant role in raising the standard and profile of Ontario's agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector,” said AAC Chair Kelly Duffy in her remarks to the audience. “I know that if we continue to invest in the sector, we will produce long-lasting benefits that will impact future generations.”
Growing Forward 2 update
2016-17 claims deadline is fast approaching

Claims for expenses incurred in the April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 fiscal year must be submitted to AAC no later than June 30, 2017.

If project funding is not accessed according to the forecast in your funding agreement, AAC cannot guarantee that funds will be available for reimbursement.

To access GF2 templates for reports and claims, see the GF2 program page. For more information about forecasting, see AAC's Forecasting FAQ's
If you require any assistance in preparing your claim or have any questions please contact Jan Stoneman at 519-822-7754 ext. 623 or jstoneman@adaptcouncil.org.
Growing Forward 2 success story

Keeping in touch helps Ontario pork industry keep a handle on key diseases

Reducing devastating disease outbreaks is priority number one for the Ontario Pork Industry Council.

The Council has seen diseases such as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) strike Ontario’s pork industry. That’s why it created Area Regional Control and Elimination (ARC&E) programs to reduce and manage outbreaks of these threatening diseases. The new biosecurity program focuses on collaboration, communication and information-sharing across the industry to help prepare everyone to deal with outbreaks and manage disease transmission.

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