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Growing Forward The Canada – British Columbia Environmental Farm Plan Program Growing Forward The Canada – British Columbia Environmental Farm Plan Program

What is an Environmental Farm Plan? An exercise that identifies on-farm environmental risks Ranks What is an Environmental Farm Plan? An exercise that identifies on-farm environmental risks Ranks action items that are used to address the issues * Voluntary * No cost * Confidential

The Environmental Farm Plan The Planning Workbook Assess and address risks The Environmental Farm Plan The Planning Workbook Assess and address risks

Top 10 Reasons to do an EFP #10 You demonstrate due diligence – your Top 10 Reasons to do an EFP #10 You demonstrate due diligence – your only defense in court #9 You become a good steward of the environment which shows you care and are in it for the long term #8 Enhance your marketing opportunities by creating a positive position in the Canada agricultural industry

Top 10 Reasons to do an EFP #7 You are able to deal with Top 10 Reasons to do an EFP #7 You are able to deal with the unexpected by having a contingency plan in place #6 Eliminate the need for new legislation/regulation as problems are resolved through practices #5 Improve relationships with environmental partners and agencies

Why do an Environmental Farm Plan? #4 You may be able to access cost Why do an Environmental Farm Plan? #4 You may be able to access cost share funding to implement environmental beneficial management practices #3 You can improve farm profits by reducing costs such as increased insulation, less fertilizer, increased water efficiency #2 You are a more confident and satisfied producer knowing where you stand

Why do an Environmental Farm Plan? #1 Improve agriculture practices that reduce and/or lessen Why do an Environmental Farm Plan? #1 Improve agriculture practices that reduce and/or lessen the risks to the environment

When can I do the Farm Plan? An Environmental Farm Plan can be done When can I do the Farm Plan? An Environmental Farm Plan can be done anytime during the Growing Forward Agreement (20092013) Contact your nearest Planning Advisor or the ARDCorp office and they can help you with the process

Steps of the EFP Contact PA Develop plan Statement of Completion No Action Items Steps of the EFP Contact PA Develop plan Statement of Completion No Action Items Certificate of Implementation Farm Sign BMPs

Who is eligible to do the Farm Plan? Farm operations that have been in Who is eligible to do the Farm Plan? Farm operations that have been in existence on or before January 1 st 2004 Producers whose property has farm status classified by the BC assessment authority Producers with a valid GST number

What do I do with the completed Plan? Producers will be issued a Statement What do I do with the completed Plan? Producers will be issued a Statement of Completion from the Planning Advisor – keep this certificate for your records Producers may be eligible for financial incentives from the Beneficial Management Practice Program to implement your plan and resolve the issues

Steps of the EFP Contact PA Develop plan Statement of Completion No Action Items Steps of the EFP Contact PA Develop plan Statement of Completion No Action Items Certificate of Implementation Farm Sign BMPs

What are Beneficial Management Practices? These are the action items that lessen environmental risks What are Beneficial Management Practices? These are the action items that lessen environmental risks Costs may be eligible for cost share funding Your Planning Advisor can assist with the application

Beneficial Management Practices Water Quality Water Quantity Climate Change Nutrient Management Planning Stabilize stream Beneficial Management Practices Water Quality Water Quantity Climate Change Nutrient Management Planning Stabilize stream banks Install thermal curtains Improve Manure Storage Upgrade irrigation system No till equipment Relocation of Livestock Buffer Establishment Improve Pest Management Improved stream crossing Recycling of waste water Methane Emission Reduction

Implementing the Farm Plan When the action items have been identified and all required Implementing the Farm Plan When the action items have been identified and all required action items completed your plan can then be implemented With the assistance of the Planning Advisor, you may apply for a certificate and a farm sign

Where can I find more information? For more information on the program or to Where can I find more information? For more information on the program or to locate a planning advisor in your area, contact the Administration office: ARDCorp 604 -854 -4483 1 -800 -663 -3447 www. ardcorp. ca