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Nominations sought for Award of Merit


October 22, 2013
By Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association

Oct. 22, 2013, Guelph Ont. – The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’
Association (OFVGA) is seeking nominations for its Industry Award of
Merit, which is presented annually to an individual or organization who
has made outstanding contributions to the fruit and vegetable industry.

Oct. 22, 2013, Guelph Ont. – The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) is seeking nominations for its Industry Award of Merit, which is presented annually to an individual or organization who has made outstanding contributions to the fruit and vegetable industry.

This can include strategic leadership, technical input, and/or the dedication shown by an individual or organization to Ontario’s fruit and vegetable sector.

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“The objective of the award is to recognize grassroots innovators and long-time supporters of our industry, or to acknowledge outstanding contributions to Ontario’s fruit and vegetable industry,” says Art Smith, CEO of the OFVGA.

'THEY DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR WORK'

“There are many individuals and organizations that have had tremendous positive impact on our edible horticulture sector and they deserve to be recognized for their work.” 


To be eligible, nominees must be a member, farmer/producer, group of farmers, combination of agri-food businesses, or an agri-food related organization within the fruit and vegetable industry.

They must also reside in Ontario and be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.

Nomination forms are available at www.ofvga.org or by contacting the OFVGA office.

ENTRY DEADLINE IS NOV. 30

Completed forms are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 and may be submitted via e-mail to dhutton@ofvga.org, fax to 519-763-6604, or mail to 105-355 Elmira Rd. N, Guelph, ON, N1K 1S5.

The Award of Merit recipient will be announced at the OFVGA’s 155th annual general meeting in Niagara Falls on Jan. 13, 2014.

Recent award winners have included FARMS (2013), Steve Peters (2012) and Adrian Huisman (2011).


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