Welcome to Farm Business Development Initiative (FBDI) online registration and application portal.

Farm Business Development Initiative helps farmers to prepare farm development plans and identify and obtain consulting and/or training to enhance business skills in eight business practice areas:

  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Production Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Environmental Strategy
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Structure

Funding up to $10,000 is available to qualified applicants to help them engage private sector consulting services and/or access farm-related education and training programs.

Applicants, please click the “Public” Link. From there, new applicants please select "Register" to create an account; existing users please click “Login” to start the application process by completing the Taking Stock self-assessment.

This new FBDI Online site is best experienced using a modern browser, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. Ensure that you have the latest version of your web browser installed.