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Manitoba invites agricultural development projects


January 4, 2021
By Manitoba Agriculture (edited)

Manitoba has launched the Alexander Cherban Agriculture Industry Development Program (ACAIDP) with the first intake of February 28, 2021.

Administered by Manitoba 4-H Council Inc., the program aims to strengthen leadership within the agriculture sector and focuses on innovation and activities that encourage public trust and agriculture industry advancement.

ACAIDP will provide up to $50,000 per year for projects from Manitoba non-profit organizations, governments or academic institutions for innovative province-wide initiatives that:
  • increase public awareness about the importance of agriculture to the economy
  • build public trust for agriculture and agri-processing
  • support agriculture skills development and promotion of agriculture and food-related career opportunities

On his death in 2013, Alexander Cherban, a farmer from the Swan Valley region, bequeathed his estate of approximately $900,000 to Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development.  Two grant programs were established to support agricultural and economic development.  In 2018, the department allocated $450,000 to the Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc. to create and administer the Cherban Endowment. Remaining funds have been allocated to the Alexander Cherban Agriculture Industry Development Program – ACAIDP.

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Application forms are available on the M4HC website www.4h.mb.ca/alexader-cherban-acaidp  . The first intake deadline is February 28, 2021.