Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2007 Glencoe Regional Award Winners


Fairwind Farms - Lambton County

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel; Anne-Marie and Mark Lumely

(Left to right: Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel; Anne-Marie and Mark Lumley)

Mark and Anne-Marie Lumley, of Fairwind Farms in Lambton County, came up with one sweet idea when they developed a way to field pile sugar beets. This North American first allows the Lumleys to clean enough soil off the sugar beets to transport them for processing directly from the field. This method of readying sugar beets for export involves less labour, contributes to the sustainability of the farm, and boosts the bottom line. This innovative approach to harvesting sugar beets has been adopted by four other sugar beet harvesting groups in the county and has attracted groups from the United States to Fairwind Farms.

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