Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

Do you have an innovative business or project?

The Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program encourages the development of our rural communities, farms, agri-food processors and agri-food organizations by adding value to existing products, creating jobs and driving economic growth. Recipients are eligible to receive one of the following prizes:

- One Premier's Award - valued at $75,000

- One Minister's Award - valued at $50,000

- Three Leaders in Innovation Award - valued at $25,000 each

- 45 Provincial Awards - valued at $5,000 each

Eligible primary producers/farmers, food processors and agri-food organizations are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017. Program guidelines and the application form can be found on the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence website

What kind of innovations have resulted in winning projects? visit agrifoodinnovation to see over 525 examples of award winning innovations. Some examples include:

- implementing leading edge environmental management solutions

- development of a new food product or processing technique

- modifying equipment to improve production practices

- implementing community supported agriculture (crowd sourcing) to finance operations

You are  encourage to consider if you, or others in your area, might be eligible to apply for one of these awards. Please share this information, and contact me if you would like to discuss submitting an application.


Karen FischerAgriculture and Rural Economic Development AdvisorMinistry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs95 Dundas StreetBrighton, OntarioK0K 1H0

Telephone: 613 475 4908Cell: 613 243 5647

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