Celebrating Agri-Food Innovators in Sudbury
Ontario Government Recognizes Agri-Food Innovation Excellence
Ontario is recognizing local agri-food industry innovators across the province whose new ideas and products are creating jobs, growing local economies and bringing more Ontario food to consumers.
Some of these innovators were celebrated today at a ceremony in Sudbury, where regional winners of the Premier's Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program were honoured for their contributions to the success of Ontario's agri-food sector. The winners are:
- Thompson's Maple Products, Hilton Beach
- Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association, Manitowaning
- Boreal Berry Farm & Winery, Warren
- True North Community Cooperative, Thunder Bay
- Golden Beef Producer Cooperative, Val Gagné
Supporting a strong and innovative agri-food industry is part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and help businesses grow and create jobs.
- A total of 50 regional agri-food innovation awards are being announced across the province.
- Since 2007, a total of 325 producers, processors and agri-food organizations have received a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.
- Ontario’s agri-food sector contributes approximately $34 billion to the province’s economy and supports more than 740,000 jobs across Ontario.
“These awards demonstrate the innovative and collaborative spirit that thrives in Ontario’s northern communities. I congratulate all the winners on their achievements and thank them for contributing to our province’s agri-food sector.”
“I congratulate all of our award recipients across the province whose innovative ideas and products help advance our agri-food industry and build on our strengths to create more good jobs for the people of this province.”