Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Application Deadline is February 28, 2014
The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program was created to recorgnize and foster the spirit of innovation that thrives in Ontario’s agricultural sector. It encourages the development of rural communities, farms, agri-food processors and agri-food organizations by adding value to existing products, creating jobs and driving economic growth.
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 Leader’s Awards valued at $25,000 each. All award recipients receive a plaque, a gate sign and use of the Premier’s Award program wordmark.
Primary producers, processors or agri-food organizations are invited to submit an application beginning January 10, 2014. Details on eligibility, innovation categories, assessment criteria, and the application and selection process can be found at www.ontario.ca/agrifoodinnovation .
The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on February 28, 2014.