Farm & Food Care AwardApril 18, 2017 10:05am
Alvinston’s Carolynne Griffith is the 2017 recipient of the Farm & Food Care Ontario Champion Award.
Griffith was nominated for the award by Egg Farmers of Ontario, with letters of support from the Lambton Federation of Agriculture as well as Ian McKillop, chair of Farm & Food Care Canada and owner of Argyle Farms.
The award was presented at Farm & Food Care’s annual meeting in Burlington on April 13.
Griffith is an egg and crop farmer from Lambton County and a past chair of Egg Farmers of Ontario.
Throughout her career as an egg farmer, she has answered thousands of consumer questions about eggs and egg farming at various events such as the Canadian National Exhibition, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Western Fair.
As a past chair of FarmGate 5, Carolynne represented farmers on a global level in numerous trade negotiations around the world including meetings in Geneva, Hong Kong and Brussels.
She is a director on the Farm & Food Care Canada board of directors and is active in many local farm and community organizations.
Lambton Federation of Agriculture spokesperson Al Langford says Griffith has been instrumental in the agriculture sector, having supported many local and provincial farm organizations in a wide variety of ways – from organizing events and serving as a board member and past Chair of Egg Farmers of Ontario, to actively engaging the Canadian public.