GUELPH You might win some extra cash a $5,000 premiers award for agri-food innovation excellence with a money-making, time-saving gizmo or gadget.
The annual awards program will hand out up to 45 awards of $5,000, as well as $75,000 for the cream of the crop. Since 2007, 425 farmers, processors, and agri-food organizations have made a fast buck by being early technology adopters, launching new products, or finding better ways to get things done. Some farmers have won more than once.
Applications are reviewed for originality, impact, and potential. Apply by April 10. To download an application or program guidebook and see what it takes to be in the company of past winners, visit www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/premier_award.