2018 Agricultural Enhancement Grants

2018 Agriculture Grant Recipients, Abbotsford Community Foundation

Agriculture Grant Recipients

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to confirm the recipients of the 2018 Agricultural Enhancement Grants.  A total of $105,000 was granted to five local farming initiatives that met the criteria of revitalization of unused or underutilized land in the Abbotsford ALR, with the objective of creating more usable and productive farmland.

The Foundation is proud to partner with the City of Abbotsford to provide grants annually to our farming community.  We have provided more than $650,000 through our Agriculture Enhancement grants over the past five years in support of one of Abbotsford’s key economic drivers.

A presentation of the grants was held on May 28, 2018 at Tanglebank Gardens in their Brambles Bistro. Each of the recipients was given the opportunity to provide an overview of their project and the expected outcomes.

For a list of the 2018 grant recipients, please click here.

For more information on how to support Abbotsford Community Foundation’s programs please contact Executive Director, Wendy Neufeld at wendyneufeld@abbotsfordcf.org Please follow our social media campaign on Twitter at #weareAbbotsford and on Instagram @abbyfdn

2017 Agricultural Enhancement Grants

In 2017, the Agriculture Grants committee established program criteria based on new technologies with an environmental and sustainability focus.  Three recipients were chosen and the following link provides details of the successful applicants:

Please click here for a list of the 2017 Agricultural grant recipients.

Watch this video about one of the 2017 successful applicants; Eleos Robotics as they explain this emerging technology that will eliminate the need to use herbicides or pesticides on a farm:

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The Agriculture Enhancement Grants Program is a partnership between the City of Abbotsford and Abbotsford Community Foundation.  For more information contact Wendy Neufeld at 604-309-9274 or wendyneufeld@abbotsfordcf.org.