Celebrate Agriculture Awards

Each year Durham Farm Connections recognizes excellence in our industry and within our community through our Celebrate Agriculture Awards. Individuals and groups are encouraged to nominate a worthy recipient(s) in one of the following categories. Winners are awarded at the annual Celebrate Agriculture Gala.

Family Farm Award – Designed to acknowledge an intergenerational farm family with a history of progressive achievements and community service.

Spirit of Agriculture Award – Celebrates the contributions of individuals, voluntary groups, organizations or businesses who exhibit the Spirit of Agriculture in supporting and championing the agriculture in Durham Region over the years.

Leadership Award – As a reward for leadership, community involvement and a passion for agriculture this award recognizes a young farmer age 22-39 years. This award includes a monetary component to be used toward further leadership development opportunities.

If you would like to nominate an individual, group, or organization, please download the 2018 Nomination Form.

Farm Family of the Year – sponsored by CIBC

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Designed to acknowledge an intergenerational farm family with a history of progressive achievements and community service.

Spirit of Agriculture – sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

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Celebrates the contributions of a voluntary group, organization, business or individual who exhibits the Spirit of Agriculture in supporting and championing the agriculture industry in Durham region.

Leadership Award – sponsored by TD Canada Trust, Port Perry

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As a reward for leadership, community involvement and a passion for agriculture, this award recognizes a young farmer age 22-39 years.

This award includes a monetary component to be used toward further leadership development opportunities

All about ...

Grain Farming

  • Generates 9 billion in economic output.
  • Six million acres farmed.
  • 97% of farms are family owned and operated.
  • Farmers rotate crops to keep nutrients in the soil.
  • Grains are used for both human and animal consumption as well as many other products you use everyday.