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OFVGA award recognizes leadership


November 19, 2012
By Dave Harrison

Nov. 19, 2012, Guelph Ont. – The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers
Association is accepting nominations for its annual Industry Award of
Merit.

Nov. 19, 2012, Guelph Ont. – The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is accepting nominations for its annual Industry Award of Merit.

This award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the fruit and vegetable industry.

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

“The objective of the award is to recognize grassroots innovators and long time advocates of our industry, or to acknowledge exemplary performance and commitment to Ontario’s fruit and vegetable industry,” says CEO Art Smith. “There are many individuals and organizations that have made tremendous contributions to edible horticulture in Ontario and they deserve to be honoured for their achievements.”

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

The Award of Merit recipient will be announced at the OFVGA’s 154th annual general meeting in Niagara Falls on Jan. 14.

The OFVGA is a voice of Ontario’s 7,500 fruit, vegetable and greenhouse producers on issues affecting the horticulture sector. Visit www.ofvga.org.


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