Ontario Natural Food Cooperative Advises How to Win OMAFRA Grant for Food Traceability
Posted: Jun 08, 2012 by Michelene Maguire | 0 comments
If you are doing anything in your food manufacturing or distribution operations around product traceability, you need to know about the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) funding that was announced this week – but you only have until July 24 to apply! That’s 6 weeks away – and there’s a fair bit to do to get your application together. This second round of funding from the Traceability Foundations Initiative (TFI) that has the intention of helping to improve food safety at Ontario companies and across the value chains to which they belong.
We blogged about the TFI grant earlier this week – but an exclusive, in-depth interview with a successful applicant of the grant will give you a more specific details of what to do – and not to do – in the OMAFRA application process, and what to expect after your application is submitted.
This candid Q&A interview with Boris Harmic, IT Manager at the Ontario Natural Food Cooperative, includes helpful tips on how his organization applied for – and won – a large TFI grant, in OMAFRA’s first round of funding – enough of a grant, in fact, to cover:
Most of the cost of their JustFoodERP software implementation
Some infrastructure improvements at their facility
Labour costs of their staff and consultants
Read the entire interview – an information-packed article you will not want to miss… that is if you want to take advantage of the grants for food traceability the Ontario government is handing out!
As the VP, Marketing, IndustryBuilt Software, Michelene leads a great team of marketing specialists and business development representatives who help find the right type of companies to partner with. She has more than 15 years of experience working with software companies with very specialized offerings. When she’s not thinking about marketing, she is chasing after her preschooler and working on her MBA. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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