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Public Agriculture Literacy



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Applicant Information Form

Funding List

Application Questions

Program Summary


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.

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 with further details in the Public Agriculture Literacy Funding List and the Terms and Conditions


How do I apply for this program?

There will be at least 2 submission deadlines per year for this program.

· The first application submission deadline is Friday, September 21, 2018 for projects that will begin in the fall/winter of the 2018-19 fiscal year. **Please check this website regularly for submission deadline updates**

· The second application submission deadline is estimated to be Thursday, November 15th for projects that will begin in the 2019-2020 fiscal year. **Please check this website regularly for submission deadline updates**

All applicants should be notified of the status of their application within six to eight weeks of the application submission deadline.

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).

Public Trust Program Guiding Principles

· Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food industries are committed to producing products that are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

· Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food industries are committed to producing safe, nutritious food.

· The diversity of Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food industries is respected, as all members have a role in the sustainable production of products for Albertans, Canadians and the world.

· Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food industries strive to be sustainable and efficient in the face of emerging challenges.

· Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food industries are diversifying Alberta’s economy through innovation, leading-edge research and investment in new technologies.

· Alberta’s diverse agriculture and agri-food industries offer challenging and rewarding career options.



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For more information

Diana Bingham

Phone: 780-427-3980


Program Contact

Diana Bingham

Phone: 780-427-3980


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