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Planting the seeds for more agri-food innovation


September 8, 2008
By OMAFRA

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September 8, 2008, Toronto, Ont. –
Innovators in the province’s agriculture and food industry are
encouraged to apply for awards under the Premier’s Agri-Food Innovation
Excellence Award program, now accepting applications until December 1,
2008.

September 8, 2008, Toronto, Ont. – Innovators in the province’s agriculture and food industry are encouraged to apply for awards under the Premier’s Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Award program, now accepting applications until December 1, 2008.

The $2.5-million, five-year program (currently in its third year) was established to recognize innovators who contribute to the success of Ontario’s agri-food sector.

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The awards program includes the Premier’s Award (up to $100,000), the Minister’s Award (up to $50,000) and up to 55 regional awards of $5,000 each.

Program applications must be received by December 1, 2008, and will be reviewed by two independent panels made up of representatives from across Ontario’s agri-food industry. Additional information and application forms are available on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs web site (http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/premier_award/index.html) or by calling the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.