As we enter March, there is a lot to look forward to as we get closer to spring and turn our thoughts to warmer temperatures and longer days.
At the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC), the staff and board have been busy preparing for the delivery of two new funding programs, the Livestock Veterinary Innovation Initiative
and the Ontario Agri-Careers Support Initiative
. These two programs are funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative, and we are pleased to be delivering them on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. You can learn more about the new funding programs below.
AAC recently participated in the Ontario Food Summit, hosted by Lisa Thompson, provincial Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. We are excited to further our mission and do our part by continuing to work with our membership and applicants to assist in building a stronger and more resilient agriculture and food sector and to help feed Ontarians.
In the coming months, the AAC team is looking forward to reviewing applications from Ontario-based veterinarians and food processors, through the new funding programs, and working with our greenhouse and genomics applicants, as they wrap-up their projects through the Greenhouse Competiveness and Innovation Initiative
and Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program
. Lastly, as we start planning for our summer membership event and AGM, we are excited for networking and interacting in-person after two years of virtual events.
If you have any questions, please reach out to any member of the AAC team.
Melanie DiReto, AAC Executive Director