Minister Announces 2019 Excellence in Agriculture Award Program, New YOUTH Category Added


Dear Agri-food Leader:

I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Excellence in Agriculture award program!

Ontario's agri-food sector is a driving force for innovation and economic growth in our province, and our government wants to recognize the ideas and passion that are helping to grow and strengthen the sector.

Starting August 23, youth, agri-food innovators, agri-food organizations, primary producers and processors can apply to the program. You can find the program guide and application form at

Youth (under age 29) is a new category in 2019 to recognize outstanding youth leaders in the agri-food sector. This new category recognizes the importance of young people in building our sector's future.  I encourage Ontario youth that have an innovation with a direct link to the agri-food sector to apply.

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