The Environmental Farm Plan Program helps producers:
- assess environmental risks on their farm;
- prepare an environment farm plan; and
- get funding for beneficial management practices to mitigate the risks.
What is an Environmental Farm Plan?
An Environmental Farm Plan is an educational workbook that guides you in assessing the environmental risks on your farm. This is a requirement for funding eligibility. Your farm workbook is reviewed every 5 years.
Eligible activities and funding
Once your Environmental Farm Plan is approved, funding is available to implement eligible on-farm beneficial management practices (BMPs).
Project cost sharing
- Up to 50% if in-kind contributions are included in the application; or
- up to 60% if there are no in-kind contributions by the applicant; and
- up to the following funding maximums for these beneficial management practices:
- improving land drainage $5,000;
- storing and managing manure $5,000;
- installing compost facilities $10,000;
- managing slaughter-waste $5,000;
- storing and handling of fertilizers, pesticides and petroleum products $10,000;
- protecting and drilling water wells for livestock watering or irrigation $5,000;
- installing remote watering systems for livestock such as pasture pipelines, pumps and power systems $5,000;
- establishing windbreaks and buffers $5,000;
- installing cross fence to maintain pasture integrity $10,000;
- building power lines off-farm to pump sites, remote watering stations, dugouts and well heads $5,000;
- improving pump intakes $5,000;
- controlling invasive species with biological, mechanical and cultural controls $10,000;
- making efficiency upgrades such as electric pumps, low-pressure nozzles and fuel-efficiency upgrades $30,000;
- constructing and maintaining dugouts $5,000;
- providing livestock-watering systems $5,000;
- constructing water-storage systems $5,000; and
- developing water sources $5,000.
Producers who have a completed and validated an Environmental Farm Plan.
Before you apply
To get a copy of the Environmental Farm Plan Workbook phone the Agriculture Branch at 867-667-5838 or email email@example.com
While preparing your application, you can:
- review our project assessment matrix; or
- ask a program manager to review your application.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.
Apply for funding
- Gather your completed documents.
- Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Government of Yukon
Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Find out the decision
Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.
Evaluate your completed project
We will release your final payment once you submit:
- the completed evaluation form;
- an itemized list of expenses; and
- copies of receipts.
If you host an event like a conference or workshop, submit feedback from attendees.
We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.
Find more agriculture funding programs
This program is 1 of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.
About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:
- increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
- increase environmental sustainability;
- expand domestic and international markets; and
- improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.