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OFCAF 2024 Update

RDAR announces that it will begin receiving online applications for the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) starting March 1, 2024 will deliver the OFCAF program through to March 31, 2025.

Edmonton, Alberta - February 27, 2024 - RDAR announced today that it will deliver the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) through to March 31, 2025.

 The 2024 program will begin receiving online applications on March 1, 2024.

 OFCAF supports adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while fostering economic and environmental sustainability. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funds the program as part of the Government of Canada's Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund. 

As an OFCAF program partner, RDAR looks forward to continuing to work with AAFC to develop climate change resiliency while building a sustainable and competitive agriculture sector that economically benefits Alberta's hardworking producers.

2024 OFCAF Application Update:
The program cap for any single farm operation will remain at $75,000.

For 2024, AAFC has introduced several program adjustments, such as the need for additional registration information and a cap on funding for specific BMPs. To prepare for the program's opening, RDAR is making the AAFC-required updates to ARGO, RDAR's grant management and application intake system.

OFCAF program funding is limited. Once open, the program will continue to accept applications until funding is fully committed.

RDAR will communicate regularly to keep applicants informed about the status of funding. By staying connected to OFCAF news and announcements through subscription to the RDAR newsletter, visiting the RDAR funding opportunities website and following RDAR online, you will be among the first to learn about new program developments and opportunities to apply for funding.

About the OFCAF Program
OFCAF provides financial support to help producers implement on-farm BMPs in the areas of:

·        nitrogen management

·        cover cropping

·        rotational grazing practices

Implementing these practices will drive environmental benefits and tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enhancing carbon sequestration.

Watch the 2024 OFCAF Webinar and visit for information about the program and the application process. 

About RDAR
RDAR's mandate is to target strategic investments in producer-led, results-driven agriculture research to power the profitability, productivity, competitiveness, and sustainability of Agriculture in Alberta. A not-for-profit corporation, RDAR's funding comes partly from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership and the Government of Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions initiative.

RDAR Media Inquiries: 
Janada Hawthorne 
Communications Lead 
RDAR | Results Driven Agriculture Research 

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