The Honourable Lisa M. Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 Excellence in Agriculture awards. This is a great opportunity to recognize and showcase the efforts and innovations that are driving the agriculture and food industry forward.
This year, the province is recognizing excellence in 11 categories:
- Excellence in Food Processing
- Excellence in Research and Innovation
- Women’s Excellence
- Youth Excellence
- Excellence in Agri-Food Education
- Northern Business Excellence
- Indigenous-Owned Business or Community Excellence
- Family Farm Excellence
- Agri-Food Promotional Excellence
- Supply Chain Excellence
- Excellence in Agri-Food Talent Recruitment
The application intake for the 2023 Excellence in Agriculture program launched on August 25, 2023, and will close on September 14, 2023.
Please click on the following link for the program guidelines and application form.
Winners will be announced in November at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
The Government of Ontario is committed to supporting the success of the agriculture and food industry and helping our rural communities thrive. Through this program, Ontario is celebrating local agri-food organizations, processors, youth, women, primary producers, Northern businesses, Indigenous businesses and communities, and agrifood businesses whose innovations are paving the way towards a more sustainable and lucrative agriculture and food industry.