Make Manitoba Agriculture your first point of contact for help as you build your future in food and agri-products. We provide services to entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations to strengthen the competitive position of Manitoba's food and agri-product processing industries in the domestic and global marketplace. 

Our business development specialists offer consulting and pathfinding services, workshops, training and access to market development activities that will help you manage and grow your business. Contact us today by emailing

Visit the Starting a Food Business section for Resources and tools to help you build your future in food.  

Assistance with the scale up of your food and beverage products for commercialization can be provided by ARD-Food Development Centre (ARD-FDC). ARD-FDC is a fee-for-service facility that provides technical and research assistance for agri-food businesses, with a services focus on plant and animal protein products and ingredients to support the Manitoba Protein Advantage (MPA). Contact us today by emailing

In the About the Sector section, you can learn about exciting new opportunities to manufacture products from agricultural fibre and crop by-products.   


What's New

Is Your Food Company Ready for E-commerce?

With growing local competition and the increased use of the internet, greater emphasis on convenience and product customization among all demographic segments, it is becoming more important than ever for food companies to expand their business marketing channels. Before taking your food business online, consider using our new Is Your Company Ready for E-commerce? resource to help you assess your overall e-commerce readiness.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) E-commerce resource hub
AAFC has established anE-commerce resource hub where Canadian agri-food companies can access resources to take advantage of global opportunities to sell food and beverage products online. 
Gain the knowledge and tools your business needs to become a supplier of choice to Food and Beverage retailers.
  • May 4th - Consumers & Customers - Satisfying Both
  • May 11th - Setting up for Success
  • May 18th - Getting on the Shelf: Building Relationships with Customers
  • May 25th - Winning in Retail
  • June 6th - Getting off the Shelf: Consumer Marketing
Valued at over $2000 per company, this 5-part series is FREE thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. The Manitoba cohort is hosted in partnership with Food & Beverage Manitoba. Seats are limited. Register now to take advantage of this opportunity.