Colleen Acres is the Regional Program Lead with Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association. She covers 11 counties in eastern Ontario and works with producers delivering free educational workshops and sharing information on funding opportunities available through grant programs that are administered by OSCIA. Colleen and her family operate a sheep, beef and crop farm near Osgoode Ontario.
Grants and Educational Programs
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership Program is a 5 year federal – provincial cost share program. OSCIA delivers the producer funding portion of this program and there are over 30 project categories with several hundred different project ideas to help farmers be more productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable.