Growing Competitiveness

Growing Competitiveness builds businesses and business leaders skills and knowledge through group training and individual training for young farmers, farmers, agrifood and agriproduct processors.

As the agriculture industry in Manitoba continues to grow and innovate, new challenges and opportunities arise. Producers and agriprocessors need to expand their skills and expertise to enhance business competitiveness and take on new opportunities. Business approaches that were common place, need to be reviewed and revised accordingly.

The Growing Competitiveness program supports long-term profitability and competitiveness by improving the skills of producers and agriprocessors in order to adapt to the ever changing industry.

Next Generation

Support for the next generation of farmers to enhance their management skills and knowledge is essential for the agriculture industry to thrive. Growing Competitiveness provides young farmers with assistance to help develop their individual skills and access targeted services from professional consultants.

How to apply for Growing Competitiveness - Next Generation


By enhancing production, management and marketing skills, Manitoba producers and agriprocessors will improve their productivity and competitiveness in the local and world market place. Growing Competitiveness will support activities that focus on group-shared learning, networking and partnerships that include the development of resources, workshops and symposia in the following areas:

  • production
  • business planning and management
  • agriproduct development, commercialization and marketing
  • food and farm safety
  • environmental awareness and protection
  • agriculture awareness 

How to apply for Growing Competitiveness-Agri-Extension

Due to an overwhelming response, this program is fully subscribed and will not be accepting applications at this time. If you have any questions or are interested in being contacted if further funding becomes available, please send your inquiry and a brief project description to the following email address