Farm Viability Enhancement Program

The purpose of the Program is to provide business planning and technical assistance to established farmers to increase the financial viability of their farm businesses, and to preserve and support productive agricultural resources through short-term agricultural covenants placed on the farm property. In Phase I of the program, business planning and technical assistance will be provided to applicants selected to the Program. Upon active participation to complete a FVEP business plan, Phase II grant may be offered to a farm for an agreed upon farm improvement project in return for the landowner placing the farm property under an agricultural covenant to keep it in agricultural use for a fixed term. It is Program policy that the entire farm- all land owned by the Applicant(s) – be placed under the Covenant.