Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2017 Regional Award Winner


Jonella Farms (Massey) Inc., Sudbury District

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Glen Thibeault, John Moony

Glen Thibeault, John Moony

The internet has become a vital tool for agricultural success. Because of the uneven terrain of the Cambrian Shield, Dairy farmer John Mooney had difficulty creating the point-to-point line of sight necessary for a Power Over Ethernet (POE) system. So the Sudbury-area producer got creative, mounting a POE transmitter on an old television tower and powering it using a combination of solar panels and batteries to create an affordable high-speed Internet network. Now, he can download training videos, participate in webinars and even monitor the farm remotely when he travels.

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