Andrew Campbell, a dairy farmer from Middlesex County, was the 2016 recipient of the Farm & Food Care Champion award. Campbell was nominated by the Middlesex Federation of Agriculture with support letters written by Dairy Farmers of Ontario and the Dinner Starts Here program. Shown here (from left) are: Bruce Christie, Farm & Food Care Ontario; Stewart Snyder, Dairy Farmers of Ontario; Scott Snyder, Dinner Starts Here; Andrew Campbell, Lucia Lilbourne, Middlesex Federation of Agriculture; Justin Williams, Dinner Starts Here. (Photo submitted)

Farm & Food Award Nominations

Nomination forms are now available for the “Food & Farming Champion” Award.

It is presented to individuals, organizations or businesses who have taken the initiative to help engage consumers about agriculture in our province.

Nominees have used their skills to help inform consumers or correct misinformation about production practices, and done a measurable job of promoting our industry.

Nominations are due March 21 and a selection committee will choose a winner.

It’s open to any who have taken an active role in getting the message out about agriculture.

Past award winners include Listowel-area turkey farmer Bre nt Royce who was recognized with the “Food & Farming Champion” Award in 2015.