Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2007 Simcoe Regional Award Winners

 

Y U Ranch - Norfolk County

Paula Gilvesy; Joe Gilvesy; Cathy Gilvesy; Bryan Gilvesy; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky

(Left to right: Paula Gilvesy; Joe Gilvesy; Cathy Gilvesy; Bryan Gilvesy; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky)

Home on the range in Ontario. Texas Longhorn Cattle now graze on former tobacco fields as part of Bryan Gilvesy's farm. He has diversified his business into a whole farm, eco-agricultural system by integrating to a value-added, direct to consumer farm enterprise. The operation conducts eco-agricultural tours and Gilvesy speaks to farm, environmental and consumer groups about the role of the farmer in environmental and community health. The farm also uses solar power for water pumping and has plans to contribute power to the grid through the Standard Offer Program.


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