Soil health is the theme of the 2022 HARVEST program, which connects emerging technology solutions to the Saskatchewan, Canada, agriculture industry.
The program is coordinated by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA), located in Saskatoon. It provides financial support to companies with technologies that are applicable to the agriculture industry. The program also supports companies with travel and attendance at the Ag in Motion Outdoor Farm Expo.
Saskatchewan is known for its wide-open prairie landscape, and is home to roughly 40% of Canada’s cultivated farmland. The focus of its agri-science ecosystem includes support for global food security through the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan by developing and delivering innovative solutions for the production of globally sustainable foods through research and new technology.
Research facilities include a $37M Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P22IRC) and Canada’s first integrated Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory (OPAL).
Agri-TechE members have benefited from previous HARVEST programs –
Successful applicants will receive:
- Up to $2,500 (CAD) to cover travel-related costs to Saskatoon
- Networking opportunities and connections to local industry experts
- Attendance at the Ag in Motion Outdoor Farm Expo
- Opportunity to showcase technology to the Saskatchewan agricultural industry.
- Network with industry leaders and explore business opportunities in Saskatchewan.
- Financial compensation of $2,500 CND is provided to each winner following their participation in the HARVEST program and trip to the Saskatoon Region.
Attend the 2022 Ag in Motion Outdoor Farm Expo
Ag in Motion, Western Canada’s largest outdoor farm expo, takes place every July at Discovery Farm Langham, where technology and live demonstrations are showcased across 100 acres.
Discovery Farm Langham is a hub for applied research, demonstration projects and knowledge transfer initiatives – all with the vision of discovering practical solutions for Canadian farmers and aims to provide independent, unbiased information for farmers.
- Applications Close: May 30 at 1:00 PM (CST)
- Notify Winners: June 6
- Trip to Saskatchewan: July 19-21, 2022
- Technology must be focused on improving soil health
- Technology must be applicable to the Saskatchewan agriculture industry (see industry fast sheet)
- Located outside of Saskatchewan
- Under 10 employees
- Preference will be given to first-time visitors to Saskatoon