This is your one-stop shop for on-farm incentive programs and expert advice from Ducks Unlimited Canada.
Our staff know Manitoba agriculture and we work directly with you to find the best program for your farm. So, what are you waiting for? We’re pretty sure we have the perfect sustainable ag solutions for your operation.
Unit 2, 545 Conservation Drive
Brandon, MB R7A 7L8
Farm less. Make more.
The new Marginal Areas Program increases your profits while farming fewer acres. It provides a financial incentive to seed those hard-to-access/poorly producing areas to perennial forages.
Forages improve profitability, increase pollinator habitat and biodiversity, reduce herbicide-resistant weeds, act as buffer zones to meet product label guidelines and manage clubroot issues. This program is designed to seed down acres that are unprofitable to grow crops while farming less land better.
Receive $125/acre on eligible land.
Let’s find a solution for those unproductive acres.
Grow more forage
One of our most popular programs and a solution to the lack of quality feed in some areas due to dry conditions – the forage program from DUC and our partners is the real deal.
Get financial incentives to convert cultivated land to hay or pasture.
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Find land to hay or graze
Every year, we open land for haying and/or grazing by tender.
Check back in the spring when the tenders in your area are listed.
Agreement forms must be used in the bidding process.
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Looking to buy or sell land?
We have properties available through our Revolving Land Conservation Program.
This is how it works. We purchase land. We restore the property’s wetlands and grasslands, then place a Conservation Agreement on the land title. That’s when the land becomes available for purchase and is put back in the hands of the agricultural community.
Proceeds from land sales are used to fund other conservation projects in the area.
Looking for land or want to sell land and need more info?
Conserve your land for the future
Conservation Agreements are legal tools to help you protect the natural areas on your land.
While maintaining ownership, you make a commitment to conserve wildlife habitat agreed upon by limiting the amount and type of activity that can occur.
Our agreements now suit your needs better, too.
Want more info? Get in touch to learn about the new options available in your area.
Shoal Lake Area
Lena Van Den Elsen
Put water back on your land
Help lessen the impacts of drought on your land by restoring a previously drained wetland.
Our restoration programs focus on restoring naturally occurring water levels of drained or altered wetlands.
By partnering with us to restore your wetlands, you’ll receive expert technical assistance and project funding and compensation is also available.
Grow winter wheat
Winter wheat is a must-grow crop. But don’t just take our word for it. Visit growwinterwheat.ca and hear from all the farmers we work with and learn why winter wheat is a vital crop in their rotations year after year.
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Connect with a community of rotational grazers who work together to improve the management of their pastures.
Grazing Clubs hold informal gatherings to learn about local grazing issues from expert speakers and researchers. Pasture tours provide hands-on exposure to new forages, livestock watering systems and pasture management techniques.
Join the club.
Check out the Manitoba Grazing Clubs YouTube channel.
Help me find the perfect solution.
Not sure what program will work for you? Let’s talk. We have flexible options to complement your farm management plans. All programs take your specific production goals in mind and can be combined to maximize the benefits of your land.
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