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Agri-Food Innovation Award nominess sought

Thursday, December 06, 2012   by: Kate AdamsNipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
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Nominations are open for the 2013 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said Monday.

The program was created to recognize and encourage development of rural communities, farms, and agri-food processors and organizations.

Each year, the program recognizes up to 45 award winning innovations across the province valued at $5,000 each. In addition, there is a Premier’s Award valued at up to
$75,000, a Minister’s Award valued at up to $50,000, and three Leaders in Innovation awards valued at $25,000 each.

All award recipients receive a plaque, a gate sign and various promotional materials.

Primary producers, processors or agri-food organizations are invited to submit applications.

Details on eligibility can be found in the 2013 Program Guidebook and Application Form which can be accessed by contacting Fedeli’s constituency office at (705) 474-8340 or online at www.ontario.ca/agrifoodinnovation.

The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m. on January 18, 2013.

“Please take time to consider putting forward the name of a worthy contributor from our vibrant agricultural community here in Nipissing,” said Fedeli.

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