The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an education and awareness tool that helps farmers identify the agri-environmental assets and risks of their operation.

Once the risks have been identified, an Action Plan is developed to address the risks and possible beneficial management practices (BMP) are outlined.

Farmers can have their workbook reviewed and receive a Statement of Completion (SOC). Financial assistance to assist in executing BMPs is available with the condition that a copy of the SOC is included in the final claim process.

The EFP Process

  • Register for an EFP workshop. Farmers are asked to register for virtual workshops 2 weeks in advance to allow time for their EFP workbooks to be mailed to them.

    • If you wish to complete your EFP and there are no workshops currently available, please send an email to ManitobaEFP@gov.mb.ca to be placed on a waiting list. If your needs are immediate, please send the email with “URGENT” in the subject line and you will be contacted personally

  • Attend an online workshop. Workshops are being offered virtually at this time and are typically 2 hours in length. During the session you will receive guidance on how to complete your EFP workbook and have your questions answered.

  • Complete the workbook. Completion of the workbook allows you to assess your entire farm operation for environmental risks and benefits and develop an action plan. 

  • Book a review. After completing your workbook, contact a reviewer directly to schedule your review or email KAP.

  • Receive a Statement of Completion. After the reviewer has reviewed your workbook, KAP will issue you a certificate indicating you completed the EFP process.

Next Steps

  • Participate in Ecological Goods and Services (EG&S) BMPs through your local Watershed District.

  • Market your crop to ingredient purchasers by completing one of the optional EFP chapters on potatoes, peas or horticulture.