Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is seeking nominations for the 2008 Canadian Agri-Food awards of excellence. Those awards honour the best in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food.
“We are looking for innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs that are moving Canadian agriculture forward everyday,” said Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “Canadian producers are world renowned and we want to make sure they get the recognition they deserve.”
Rob McLaughlin, president of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, said, “These awards give well-deserved recognition to those individuals. The Royal is proud to be a partner in these national awards that recognize Canadian individuals, organizations and companies for their outstanding contributions to the agricultural industry.”
Held in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the national awards celebrate outstanding achievement in youth leadership, innovation, awareness and education, environmental stewardship, export performance and voluntarism.
Nominations for the Canadian Agri-Food awards of excellence will be accepted until Sept. 15. The awards will be presented on Nov. 10 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Winners will be notified in advance.
Selection criteria and nomination forms are available at www.agr.gc.ca/awards or by contacting Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada by phone at 1 800-410-7104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair can be reached at 416-263-3411.