Nova Scotia Environmental Farm Plans (EFP) are confidential, practical and are available at no cost to all registered farms in the province. Environmental Farm Plans need to be updated every five years and are required for some provincial funding applications. New to the EFP Program? Sign your farm up here.
Individual Environmental Farm Plans in Nova Scotia are updated every five years. Your initial review will consist of an on-farm visit. A coordinator will visit your farm, ask you some questions and have you lead them on a tour of your property. The coordinator will point out areas of environmental risk and discuss recommendations with you during the visit. After the visit, you will receive an EFP report (along with your Appendix A: Risk Ratings and Appendix B: Action Plan) .
After your initial review, your assigned coordinator will be available to you for questions and consultation. Your farm plan will need to be updated every five years. When your farm plan is due for an update, your coordinator will contact you and schedule a follow-up visit. During the follow-up visit, you and your coordinator will discuss your future project goals, reassess your environmental risk ratings and your efforts on your farm’s action plan. Following this visit, your coordinator will send you an updated report with new appendices to reflect changes on your farm.
Is my Farm Plan Up-to-Date?
Not sure if your plan is up to date? Reach out to your coordinator at any time to check on the status of your farm plan, get support in making any necessary changes, or to schedule follow-ups.