Ontario Supporting Agri-Food Innovation
Premier's Innovation Awards Program Invites New ApplicationsJanuary 10, 2014
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 February 28, 2014.
Farmers, primary producers, processors and agri-food related organizations are all eligible for recognition under this initiative.
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.
"Ontario's agri-food industry is leading the way with innovative
products and ideas that are creating jobs and bringing more locally
grown food to the table. I encourage farmers, processors and agri-food
organizations to apply and help us tell their innovation success
Mark Cripps, Minister's Office, 416-326-3069
Susan Murray, Communications, 519-826-3145