Programs and Services
Growing Forward 2
Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a federal-provincial-territorial policy framework of agricultural programs.
GF2 programming in Saskatchewan includes business risk management programming (Crop Insurance, AgriStability, AgriInvest and AgriRecovery) as well as strategic initiatives to provide a comprehensive suite of programs to producers and agribusinesses.
In Saskatchewan, the federal and provincial governments will invest $388 million over five years on strategic initiatives, which represents a more than $25-million increase per year.
These initiatives were developed through program reviews and extensive consultation with industry. The initiatives cover eight key programming areas that promote growth and benefit the long-term productivity, profitability and competitiveness of Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers.
Programs will cover the following areas:
Agriculture Awareness Initiatives
Industry Organization Development Fund
Agriculture Innovation, Research and Technology Transfer
Intellectual Capacity (Strategic Research Program)
Ministry environmental programming is intended to improve producer and public understanding of the possible impact of agriculture on the environment and to ensure there are environmental controls in place. Programming consists of the following components:
Environmental Farm Planning
Group Planning (Agri-Environmental Group Plans)
Farm Business Management
Professional Agriculture Operators Training Program
Food Safety, Plant and Animal Health
Rural Water Infrastructure
Trade and Market Development
Value-Added Business Development