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B.C. foundation seeks nominations for award

October 23, 2009  ByMarg Land


October 21, 2009,
Vancouver, BC – The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF) is now
accepting nominations for the 2010 Award of Excellence for Innovation in
Agriculture and Agri-Food.



October 21, 2009,
Vancouver, BC – The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF) is now
accepting nominations for the 2010 Award of Excellence for Innovation in
Agriculture and Agri-Food.

This award celebrates
innovative ideas, products, projects or programs generated by the agriculture,
agri-food and bioproducts sector that deliver economic, environmental or social
benefits to British Columbia.

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Previous recipients have
included the Nutri-Loc Corporation of Delta (2009) and Moose Meadows Farms of
Quesnel (2008). Nutri-Loc was honoured for its clean energy solution that turns
culled fruits and vegetables into healthy food products. Moose Meadows Farms
and the Quesnel Community Economic Development Corporation received the award
for a production manual that is helping to establish a birch syrup industry in
B.C.

The award is open to
B.C.-based associations and non-profit organizations, as well as Canadian-based
corporations and for-profit companies doing business in B.C. Provincial
residents can also be nominated. Innovations will be evaluated for:

  • Originality and uniqueness
  • Degree of economic, social, and/or environmental benefit to British Colmbia
  • Human interest potential

Nominations close
November 30, 2009.  The 2010 award winner will be announced in January
2010 at the annual Agri-Food Industry Gala in Abbotsford.

More information and
nomination forms are available at www.iafbc.ca.


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