Although the primary role of the EFP program is to provide environmental assessments for the farming community, there have been a number of projects that the EFP program has initiated, or partnered on, over the years to address environmental issues observed on the farm.
A few examples of previous projects include:
- A silage plastic recycling pilot program in Colchester County
- Stream bank protection project
- Habitant River water monitoring project
- Sprayer and equipment calibrations
- partnered with Farm Safety Nova Scotia to distribute sharps containers for livestock producers
Currently, the EFP program has received funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) through their Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) program to demonstrate beneficial practices to enhance biodiversity and protect species at risk. The EFP program is also working with the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) to develop an on-line habitat and biodiversity tool that will allow farmers, and other landowners, to better identify and conserve habitat to enhance biodiversity on the farm.