Sept. 7, 2010, Ottawa – The highly coveted Wilson Loree Award was presented to Mr. Brian Little of Oakville, Ontario at the Canadian Farm Business Management Council’s (CFBMC) Annual General Meeting earlier this month.
CFBMC presents this annual award to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions in farm business management, either regionally or nationally, shown innovation, served as a role model and mentor to colleagues and clients and shown the ability to network and build partnerships to include others in furthering the vision and goals of the agricultural industry. Mr. Little was selected from a pool of candidates nominated by their peers and colleagues.
Brian Little is honoured for his extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. His work in the farm management realm of the agricultural industry spans several decades and includes service with Shur Gain Division of Canada, Canfarm, and most notably, RBC, where he developed and conducted several farm management courses in close collaboration with Tom Powell of Farm Credit Services. More recently, Mr. Little has been a strong force on the Canadian Banker’s Association Agriculture Committee where he worked within the committee to develop programs and strategies to deal responsibly with the BSE crisis and problems facing the Canadian port industry.
The Wilson Loree Award is a non-monetary award created in 2003 by the Canadian Farm Business Management Council. The Canadian Farm Business Management Council is proud to honour Brian Little as the 2010 recipient of this prestigious farm management award.