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Ontario Premier looking for ag innovators


January 27, 2014
By Dave Harrison

Jan. 27, 2014, Toronto — Innovators in the province’s agriculture and
food industry are being encouraged to apply for awards under the
Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program, now
accepting applications until Feb. 28.

Jan. 27, 2014, Toronto — Innovators in the province’s agriculture and food industry are being encouraged to apply for awards under the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program, now accepting applications until Feb. 28.

Farmers, primary producers, processors and agri-food related organizations are all eligible for recognition under this initiative.

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The greenhouse sector is always well represented among the award-winners.

The Premier’s Award for Agri-food Innovation Excellence program encourages the development of our rural communities, farms and agri-food processing businesses and agri-food organizations by adding value to existing products, creating jobs and driving economic growth.

Supporting a strong and innovative agri-food industry is part of the government’s three-part economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and help businesses grow and create jobs.

Up to 50 agri-food innovations are recognized annually under the awards program. A total of 375 producers, processors and agri-food organizations have received a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence since 2007.

Ontario’s agri-food sector contributes approximately $34 billion to the province’s economy and supports more than 740,000 jobs across Ontario.

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for more background information.

Click here
to read about past winners.

Click here for information on how to apply.


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