Farm Stewardship Program
The Farm Stewardship Program (FSP) provides Saskatchewan producers funding to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) in three priority areas – water, climate change, and biodiversity.
The FSP focuses on four outcomes:
- Demonstrated improvements on water quality;
- Demonstrated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions;
- Enhanced resilience of the agriculture sector; and
- Biodiversity maintained.
A BMP is defined as any agricultural management practice that:
- Ensures the long-term health and sustainability of land-related resources used for agricultural
- Positively impacts the long-term economic and environmental viability of agricultural
- Minimizes negative impacts and risk to the environment.
In 2019, the SSRWSI has three technicians assisting producers with their projects and applications for funding. These technicians have submitted approximately 173 applications in the first year and a half of the CAP program. 120 of these have been Farm Stewardship projects, with seeding permanent forage and native rangeland grazing management being the bulk of the applications, and 53 have been Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure projects for the development of new wells, dugouts, pasture pipelines and well decommissioning. Approximately 200 producers have been assisted since the start of the CAP program. Call 306-460-4987 for more information.
The SSRWSI AETS hosted two field events this summer. An invasive plant tour at Allan and a pasture tour highlighting native grass seeding near Fox Valley. We were involved in the planning of the Sask Forage Council Pasture Tour that took place this August in the Dundurn area and are currently involved in planning for an Invasives Information Day being organized by the Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Government of Canada