The Nova Scotia Agricultural College is getting $7 million in funding from the provincial and federal governments.

The money was announced yesterday in Bible Hill and will go toward the construction of the Atlantic Centre for Agricultural Innovation at the college.

The province is contributing $500,000 for the first two phases and $4.5 million for the third phase of the project in Bible Hill’s AgriTECH Park. The government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency, is contributing $2 million toward the first two phases of the new 20,000-square-foot facility.

The facility is expected to bring inventors and innovators together to work with business development professionals to create new business opportunities in agriculture and the agri-food sector.