Programs & Policies

New Entrant Quota Assistance Program

Last updated 2 June, 2021


Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s (DFO) New Entrant Quota Assistance Program is designed to assist those with an interest in dairy farming who may not otherwise have the financial means or opportunity to get started in the industry. The P5 makes available 160 kilograms of quota per year for the program in Ontario. Subject to DFO issuing a licence to produce and market milk and approving an order to issue quota, DFO will loan 20 kilograms of quota to each successful applicant that purchases 20 to 30 kilograms of quota on their initial exchange. The 2022 Organic NEQAP application period is now closed as of May 31, 2021. Once the selection process is complete, DFO will then open the application period from July 1, 2021, to Oct. 31, 2021, for the unfilled NEQAP positions. If you have further questions, please contact the Field Services Representative in your area of the province.