Ray Robertson accepting 2016 CKNX Radio Farm Advisory Board FAB Award. (Photo by Ray Baynton)

Grey County Man Recognized For Contributions To Agriculture And Community

Ray Robertson says he likes working with people and seeing change and success.

His ability to do that for the betterment of agriculture and his community are what earned him this year’s CKNX Radio Farm Advisory Board FAB Award.

The award recognizes an individual or organisation’s contributions to agriculture and their community.

Robertson was nominated for the award by the Grey County Federation of Agriculture.

The nomination described him as an organized leader and an innovative thinker.

“I enjoy working with people, I like to see change and success. I’ve a good team to work with that really motivates me as well. As you achieve some of those successes it drives you to take that one step further.”

The Federation says Robertson is able to identify a project that needs to be done and address it by developing an efficient means of making it happen and seeking the funds to support that effort.

Ray Robertson is perhaps best known for his involved of Grey Ag Services in Markdale.

He’s also involved in the Ontario Forage Council and its national body, the Canadian Forages and Grasslands Association.

Robertson has also worked on the Land Stewardship Programs, the Environmental Farm Plan and projects such as the Bighead River and the Beaver River projects.

“(The Environmental Farm Plan) ¬†gave them an opportunity to identify the really good things they were doing on the farm but it also gave them the opportunity to identify some things that didn’t really measure up as well as they had hoped they would.”

Ray Robertson was presented with the FAB Award at a recent monthly meeting of the Grey Federation of Agriculture.

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Robertson is perhaps best-known for his work with Grey Ag Services, but he was also among those involved in the early stages of a program that helped farmers become more involved in their environment.

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Robertson is the 2016 winner of the CKNX Radio Farm Advisory Board’s FAB award.