The Premier’s Award For Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program is Accepting Applications


The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program recognizes outstanding agriculture and agri-food related innovators including producers, processors, and agri-food organizations.

The objectives of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program are to:

  • Recognize and encourage innovators in the agri-food sector
  • Foster farm-level innovation
  • Raise awareness about the importance of agri-food innovation and its impact on the Ontario economy

Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2017 to be eligible for a chance to receive one of the following awards:

  • Premier’s Award – one $75,000 award
  • Minister’s Award – one $50,000 award
  • Leaders in Innovation Award – three $25,000 awards
  • Provincial award – 45 – $5,000 awards

To read about the more than 500 innovation projects that have been recognized since the program started in 2006 visit Agri-Food Innovation. These include innovations that have:

  • Modifyed equipment to enhance production
  • Responded to consumer demands by developing a new product
  • Implemented new technology to increase efficiencies

For more information, contact:

Darlene Harrietha
Premier’s Award Program Analyst
Phone: 519-826-4847


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