Maintaining a healthy environment is essential to the success of Alberta’s agricultural producers.
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The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program helps you identify and address environmental risks in your operation. It will also increase your understanding of beneficial management practices related to environmental issues. Increase your profitability and qualify for grant funding through EFP certification.
An EFP will identify what you are already doing well and pinpoint where improvements can be made. By addressing these risks you increase operational efficiency while reducing farm costs, which results in increased profit for you.
With your EFP completion certificate, you become eligible for some funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Pairing environmental stewardship with agricultural production is also crucial in the marketing of your products. Consumers are increasingly concerned about the safety and quality of the food they eat and how that food is grown/raised. Sustainable sourcing is becoming a requirement of many major food purchasers, from manufacturers to restaurants. Having an EFP demonstrates to the public, government, lenders and/or investors that you are managing your environmental risks.