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Nov 02 2023
Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, has announced that the Government of Canada (through FedNor) is investing a total of $177,416 for two projects that will help Northwestern Ontario’s agri-food sector, grow and create more jobs.
“Canadians need a safe and reliable food supply, especially in more rural or remote communities. These important investments will help farmers in Northern Ontario to scale up, improve productivity, and increase yields. It’s also a concrete support for good-paying jobs and middle-class families in the region.” said Minister Hadju
As part of this investment, AgriTech North is receiving $100,000 to purchase and install an Enersion solar tri-generation system. This military-tested system will generate clean energy for heating and cooling at the company’s 4,400-square-foot indoor farm in Dryden.
AgriTech North will be the first to adopt a solar tri-generation system for use in an agriculture setting. Once fully operational, this cutting-edge technology will help the company reduce energy consumption, lower production costs and expand its year-round harvest to include fruit bearing plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers.