VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province has announced that it is offering support, through programs, to B.C. Farmers as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the programs is for start-ups with the new Small Farm Business Acceleration Pilot Program which is offering funding up to $800,000 for business plan coaching for small and new farmers, as well as cost-shared funding for commercial farm infrastructure and equipment, to increase productivity and sales.

For this pilot, a small farm is defined as one with a total annual gross revenue of less than $60,000 in the last two years. The program funding will cover 50 to 75 percent of total approved project costs to a maximum of $17,500 for individual farm businesses.

Other programs include the Beneficial Management Practices Program and a program aimed at replanting raspberries.

Further information can be found on the Province’s website.