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Exhibitions Program Expanded to Assist Reopenings

Nova Scotia’s agricultural exhibitions can get help reopening this year through an expanded provincial infrastructure program.

The $226,000 exhibitions program will now accept applications to cover some operating expenses, in addition to funding upgrades and repairs to grounds and facilities.

“For this year, we are expanding the program to help agricultural exhibitions with eligible operating expenses so they can open fully for the first time since the pandemic forced closures in 2020,” said Greg Morrow, Minister of Agriculture. “Exhibitions and fairs stage agricultural events enjoyed by thousands of Nova Scotians each year; it’ll be good to have them fully operating again.”

Agricultural exhibitions and fairs throughout the province help farmers connect and share industry information, raise public awareness about farming, and engage people in the challenges and opportunities of agriculture as a business and way of life.

Applications for funding from the Nova Scotia Exhibition Infrastructure Program must be received by August 1.

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