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ACORN is Full Steam Ahead!

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Good news everyone–thanks to the departments of agriculture in the Maritime Provinces, ACORN will be receiving steady operating funding for the next four years. 

The PEI Department of Agriculture, the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, and the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture and Aquaculture will provide $60,000 each over the course of the next four years, ending March 31, 2012.

“This funding is a serious commitment on the part of our Maritime governments to support organic agriculture,” said Andrew Kernohan, ACORN President. “We are very appreciative.”

There are currently 170 certified farms and businesses in Atlantic Canada, which represents more than 25% growth since 2002.

 

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Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network. Vision ACORN aims to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic agricultural community through a unified regional network. Mission Statement ACORN is a non-profit organization that promotes organic agriculture by: Facilitating information exchange between and amongst organizations and individuals Coordinating non-formal education for producers through to consumers Networking with all interested parties both regionally and nationally Structure ACORN is a membership-based non-profit incorporated cooperative with an eleven member Board of Directors and an Executive Director.

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