Regenerative Accelerator Program

The Regenerative Accelerator Program sets out to speed up the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices on farms in Manitoba.

Get planning support: Experts in Holistic Management will work with you on selecting a project that fits with the goals of your farm and the context you are work in.

Get project expertise: Holistic Management Canada will cover the cost to hire experts to assess and support the implementation of your regenerative project.

Get project funding: Participating farms will receive money to cover a portion of the costs of implementing their regenerative project. Money available for the project is dependent on the total project costs.

Get science-based data: Learn about how the ecosystem processes on your farm are working and how your management can improve it. We’ll baseline each participating farm using the Savory Institute’s Ecological Outcome Verification program.

This initiative is possible through funding from the Manitoba Heritage Habitat Corporation Conservation Trust.

“The Regenerative Accelerator Program gave us the jump start in infrastructure and skills to take our regenerative journey to the next level. The program provided tools on how to measure our farm’s progression. The combination of tools we learned, being a part of a community learning along with us and the mentorship was invaluable.”
– Joey Fiola and Christel Lanthier, Ferme Fiola Farm 2022 Program Participant

“This has been a project we have been working on for years and have been putting a lot of thought into. With this help we were able to see all the benefits it was going to give our ranch and how important it really was to us. We have lost production over the years by not helping our grasslands with the addition of organic matter, the constant compaction in our riparian areas and the lack of clean water for our animals. We now have a measurement on our ranch and can see the progress we will make over the next few years. This has really been a “game changer” for us!”
– Felicity Hagan, Hagan Valley Ranch 2021 Program Participant

Open for Applications

This fall, we will be selecting ten farms across Manitoba to participate in the Regenerative Accelerator Program. In the winter of 2023-2024, participants will work with Holistic Management educators on goal setting and project planning. Farmers will work with the project coordinator to hire consultants (if needed) and implement projects on the ground in 2024. On-farm Ecological Outcome Verification data collection will take place in 2024 along with opportunities for training in ecological monitoring.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for farmers that:

  • have an understanding of the principles of regenerative farming
  • have a passion for ecological improvement
  • have a desire to learn and support the learning of fellow farmers
  • have some experience with Holistic Management training or practices

Hear from past program participants on our podcast.

How to apply?

  1. Complete the application form. Deadline is November 30th, 2023.
  2. Phone interviews will be arranged with selected applicants and members of the project committee to further discuss the applicant’s goals, context and potential projects.
  3. Successful participants will be selected by the project committee and notified.

2024 Program Guidelines and Expectations