Course and Conference Bursary
Through the On-Farm Climate Action Fund offerings, agrologists residing in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia are eligible to receive up to $5,000 for the purpose of attending a conference or course.
To be eligible to receive this funding, the conference or course must be in alignment with one or more of the three Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) that are part of the OFCAF program, namely Improved Nitrogen Management, Cover Cropping or Rotational Grazing.
You can fill out the bursary application here. There is a limited amount of funding, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible applicants must be professional agrologists working in either Newfoundland and Labrador or Nova Scotia. Successful applicants will be required to carry out one knowledge transfer activity (KTT), sharing what they have learned with producers in conjunction with Perennia.
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2024. Eligible courses or conferences may occur from April 1, 2023, through February 29, 2024. The bursary will only be used to reimburse successful applicants for conference/course registration, hotel accommodations and airfare or public transit costs. To make a claim, agrologists must provide receipts and proof of payment for all claimed expenses (hotel, conference/course registration (mandatory), airfare, train, ferry or bus costs). Please note: food is an ineligible expense. Expenses must be paid by the agrologist and reimbursed by Perennia by mid-February 2024.
You will be notified in 8 business days if your application has been approved, and funding will be set aside to support your professional development.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.