Agriculture grants announced

Abbotsford Community Foundation will award grants for agriculture projects

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has announced the guidelines for its 2014/15 Agricultural Enhancement Grants program.

Brian Loughlan, chair of ACF’s Agricultural Enhancement Grants Committee, said grants of up to $50,000 will be provided in the spring, and the focus of this round of funding is “innovation.”

“We’re looking for projects that are designed to change something established, especially by introducing new methods, procedures, materials, or products,” he said.

Loughlan said there is a particular interest in projects involving innovation that benefit any agriculture sector in the Abbotsford area by increasing efficiency, capacity, productivity, profitability or sustainability.

Interested applicants are invited to visit abbotsfordcf.org for more information about the program.

Those applicants whose letter of intent  is given the green light will be sent the application package. The deadline to receive applications is Feb. 23.

During the last round of founding, ACF granted more than $200,000 to projects that enhanced the agricultural industry in Abbotsford through education and advocacy.

The EcoDairy’s Science World exhibit on dairy farming was one of the successful projects supported previously. For more information, email smcalevy@abbotsfordcf.org or call 604-850-3755.

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