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Agri-Food and Rural Economic Development Division
Agri-Food and Rural Economic Development provides front-line delivery and support of programs to enhance the profitability of family farms and agri-businesses, and build sustainable rural communities. This division also provides leadership and specialized support in the priority areas of farm enterprise management, applied production research and extension, rural leadership, food and agri-product commercialization and business development, and rural and community economic development.
Growing Opportunities Centres
Mandate Growing Opportunities Centres - is the front line service delivery arm for the department. Provides general agrology advice and local information gathering; specialized farm enterprise management; agriculture and consumer awareness; farm production research and extension through diversification centres; information and pathfinding support for departmental and government programs; and front line extension and delivery of department programming.
Mandate Rural Development - is the lead agent for the Province in supporting rural economic development with a focus on development of rural community and industry leadership and organizational capacity to lead economic development; development of innovative approaches to rural economic development and collaboration amongst government departments and agencies.
Food and Agri-Product Processing
Mandate Food and Agri-Product Processing - provides services to entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations to strengthen the competitive position of Manitoba’s food and agri-products processing industries in the domestic and global marketplace and to advance the growth of the Manitoba food processing industry.