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 .

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on February 28, 2014.

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