A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra
EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE
The 2019 Excellence in Agriculture program is open to receive applications until Oct. 11.
The program recognizes agri-food innovations and advancements that demonstrate leadership, product development or technology advancement that will benefit the sector.
The innovations recognized will be those that have potential to help move the agri-food sector forward, so it is better positioned to thrive here at home and on the global stage.
In addition to primary producers, processors, agri-food innovators and agri-food organizations, the 2019 Excellence in Agriculture program has a new category to recognize outstanding youth leaders in the agri-food sector.
Youth under 29, who are residents of Ontario and have an innovation with a direct link to the agri-food sector, are encouraged to apply. Application criteria can be found at ontario.ca/agrifoodinnovation.
The top innovation in each of the five categories will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievement and will be featured in a promotional video. All recipients will have access to the Excellence in Agriculture wordmark to be used for marketing and promotional purposes, and up to 15 honorable mention recipients will receive a certificate.
For further information please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Center at 1-877-424-1300.
Ontario Fairs, please visit the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) website – https://ontariofairs.com/
Sept. 5 to 8 – Cambridge Fall Fair – 30 Park Hill Rd W, Cambridge, Ontario. For more information please visit website www.thefallfair.com or phone 519-404-3765.
Sept 6 to 7 – Aberfoyle Fall Fair – 23 Brock Rd. S., Aberfoyle. For more information please visit website www.aberfoyleagriculturalsociety.com or phone 519-722-2405.
Sept 6 to 8 – Arthur Fall Fair – 158 Domville St, Arthur, Ontario. For more information please visit website www.arthurfallfair.com or phone 519-362-0597.
Sept 6 to 8 – Six Nations Fall Fair – 1738 4th Line, Ohsweken, Ontario. For more information please visit website www.snfallfair.com or phone 519-755-2372.
Sept. 6 to 8 – Dundalk Fall Fair – 590 Main St. E., Dundalk. For more information please visit website www.dundalkfair.com or phone 519-278-1615.
Sept. 6 to 8 – Mildmay-Carrick Fall Fair – 24 Vincent St., Mildmay, Ontario. For more information please phone 519-367-5821 or 519-889-1068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.