Grain Farmers of Ontario Accepting Applications for 2019

Grain Farmers of Ontario is accepting applications for the 2019 Grains Innovation Fund.

The Grains Innovation Fund supports the development of new and expanded products and processes using Ontario grain crops or crop residues.

Justin Shepherd is the market development coordinator at the GFO. He says the projects that are funded are ones that will positively impact the province’s grain farmers through increased returns or increased use of grains.

The Grains Innovation Fund was launched in 2010 and has supported 40 projects with over $1 million.

Projects that satisfy the eligibility criteria for the Grains Innovation Fund can receive up to 60% of the cost of the project, up to a maximum of $50,000.

Eligible projects must either open new markets for Ontario grains, expand the use and demand for Ontario grains, promote Ontario grains as the best choice, identity preserve varieties for novel uses, and/or increase the value (premiums) for Ontario grains.