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Agri-Environmental Group Plan (AEGP) –
Funding for Sustainable Farming
The Agri-Environmental Group Plan (AEGP) is an initiative under Growing Forward 1 (2008-March 2013) and Growing Forward 2 (launched in April 2013): Since its inception in 2006 until the termination of the Growing Forward Program in March 2013, the Redberry Lake Watershed AEGP Group successfully reached 306 producers, involving them in a total of 653 Beneficial Management Practice projects within the Rural Municipalities of Blaine Lake, Douglas, Great Bend, Leask, Mayfield, Meeting Lake and Redberry. With over $4.56 million applied for, the AEGP was able to potentially bring over $2.28 million back to producers living in the RLBR area of cooperation.
Growing Forward 2 is a federal-provincial-territorial policy framework of agricultural programs. In Saskatchewan the AEGP initiative addresses and encourages producers to implement Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) in order to reduce negative impacts on soil, water, air, and biodiversity. Under GF 2 the AEGP program was handed over to the watershed groups in the Province. For producers in the former Redberry Lake AEGP area (under Growing Forward 1) the North Saskatchewan River Basin Council (NSRBC) will now help with technical assistance. Please visit the NSRBC website for more information and the technician in your area.
Details for the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) and Farm Stewardship Program Funding (FSP) for the duration of the Growing Forward 2 Program can be inquired at www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca or call toll free at 1-877-874-5365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.