Thanks to Our Partners, Over 100 Strong!
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs – Our Cornerstone Partner
Since the beginning of Ridgetown Campus, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs has provided base financial support to allow us to build our research assets.
Critical support has also been provided by commodity boards and associations, private industry and provincial and federal funding agencies that have supported our research initiatives on a continuing basis.
With the key goal to establish research programs across the diverse production area that encompasses the 2600 – 3300 heat unit zones, campus research programs annually involve co-operation of over 75 local and area farmers. These partners provide land for numerous on-farm research trials and are valued partners in our research program.
Campus Research Budget
The annual campus budget approaches $11.5 million. The research component of this budget from all funding sources is $5.0 million. Remaining budget revenues flow from educational program tuitions, services and business development and training initiatives.