The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Perennia Food and Agriculture Corporation, a provincial crown agency have resources to support current and future farmers through complementary service offerings.
Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
Looking for expert advice for your farm? Our team of professionals is available to assist you. Our services are available to anyone in Nova Scotia who is farming or thinking of starting a farm.
If you’re looking for:
general information about farming in Nova Scotia
information on how to start a farm
a new farm site visit
business planning advice
succession planning advice
how to join a 4-H club, or start a new club
support for a sector-level project
assistance with a local food initiative
leadership development for a rural organization
information on grants and loans available to farmers
Perennia offers government-supported no fee services to eligible Nova Scotia producers who own a provincially-registered farm operation and are producing for commercial sale.
If you are looking for:
individual production advice in horticulture, livestock, soils and field crops by phone, electronically and/or in person (farm calls are determined per issue based on need at the specialist’s discretion)
publications and information online and in hard copy on producing commercial crops and herds: issue-specific workshops
practical applied research on new varieties, pest protection strategies, new production technologies, feeding techniques, body conditioning, etc.
industry development projects with collaborative partners to tackle large scale issues impeding a specific sector