Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Invest $5 Million In Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute

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May 14, 2024 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Today, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced $5 million over 5 years for the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI).

This funding, delivered over the 5 years of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) agreement, will be used for project development, delivery, knowledge transfer and training, ensuring PAMI has the stability to continue to deliver its valuable services to the sector.

PAMI provides engineering solutions for the agricultural sector, working with large manufacturers, producers and the broader industry. Their work helps to further innovative research that supports Saskatchewan’s strong agricultural industry and beyond.


“The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute has a proud history of helping farmers adopt new technologies and practices. This funding will help them continue their great work, and ensure farmers remain on the cutting edge, so they can keep producing top-quality food for Canadians and folks around the world.”

- The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

“PAMI provides a key service to the agricultural sector, as well as the transportation and mining sectors. Thanks to the work of organizations like PAMI, Saskatchewan is recognized internationally not only as a source of safe, reliable and sustainably produced food, but also for some of the best tools in the world to grow it.”

- David Marit, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister

“This increased funding will allow PAMI to keep doing what it does best, support the innovation and excellence of agriculture in Saskatchewan and beyond. We are proud the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have recognized the value of the work we do, and are grateful for this increased and extended funding, which helps ensure PAMI’s continued success.”

- Paul Buczkowski, President and CEO, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute

Quick facts

  • The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5 year, $3.5-billion investment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5 billion commitment that is cost-shared 60% federally and 40% provincially/territorially for programs that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

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