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Public Agriculture Literacy

Please contact Diana Bingham at or 780-427-3980, in order to discuss your project and receive the Program Application form.

Terms and Conditions

Program Summary

Funding List


Program purpose

This program supports initiatives that build industry communication capacity to increase public and consumers’ awareness and understanding of agriculture and the food production system.

Eligible activities include:

One or more of the following activities related to public agriculture literacy is eligible for funding and may be included in an Application:

· planning, organizing and hosting agriculture literacy awareness summits, workshops and conferences;

· recruitment and training of agriculture industry spokesperson;

· development of resources such as videos, website, educational materials, displays, publication and other awareness and educational resources;

· development and implementation of strategic communication campaigns; and

· benchmarking studies or needs assessments.

PLEASE NOTE: If including contractor services as part of your application, please include at least one quote (2 or more quotes are strongly recommended) with your application that shows the breakdown of activities to be completed and associated costs for the activities.

Am I eligible for this program?

Eligible applicants include:

· An agricultural group registered under the Societies Act, such as an applied research/forage association

· A commodity group

· An incorporated not-for-profit organization*, or

· A recognized (as determined by the Minister) form of rural municipal government in Alberta, including a Municipal District (including a County and Hamlet), a Special Area, a Specialized Municipality or an Improvement District.*

*Please note that any non-agriculture industry groups require collaboration with and support from the agriculture industry.


Project details can be found in the Program Summary and Application Questions with further details in the Public Agriculture Literacy Funding List and the Terms and Conditions

How do I apply for this program?

You may now submit an application at any time for this program. Please contact the program coordinator for further details and to receive the Program Application form.

Applications must be submitted electronically to or by mail to:

Public Agriculture Literacy Program

302, 7000-113th St NW

Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6

Application submissions MUST INCLUDE

· The completed Application Questions

· A completed Appendices, which includes the Budget Template

· A completed Applicant Information Form

· Any other supporting documentation

If you have questions about the application process, please contact us by email at or by phone at 310-FARM (3276).

For more information

Diana Bingham

Phone: 780-427-3980


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Program Contact

Diana Bingham

Phone: 780-427-3980


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