OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to
announce the finalists for this year's Dairy Farm Sustainability Award,
which is sponsored by DeLaval Canada.
"We are pleased to take the opportunity of Environment Week to present
the Award to the four finalists," says Wally Smith, DFC president.
"This year again, we have farmers who have shown innovative management
practices, which we want to celebrate and share with all Canadians.
This Award recognizes the dedication of these farmers towards
sustainable farming and they are among the best environmental stewards
in our country."
The four finalists selected this year are:
Wietze and Natalie Dykstra, Dykstra Farms, (Knowlesville, New Brunswick)
Stéphane, Claude and Ginette Robert, Ferme Clobert Inc.
Bill Vanderkooi, Bakerview EcoDairy (Abbotsford, British Columbia)
Korb & Kelly Whale, and Korb's parents, Bruce & Deborah (Alma, Ontario)
These finalists are innovators, leaders in their communities and apply
their individual philosophy with regards to sustainability on the farm.
On top of using common measures farmers have been using on their farms
for decades, these farmers are finding their own ways to bring
sustainability on their farm to another level, meeting several goals
DFC has outlined to continue improving the social, environmental and
economic impact of dairy farming in Canada. Read more about the
finalists on dairyfarmers.ca.
De Laval is proud to continue to sponsor the Dairy Farm Sustainability
Award as it rewards Canadian farmers' innovation in sustainability.
DeLaval will join DFC in announcing the Laureate on July 17, 2014 at
DFC's Annual General Meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The
Laureate will receive a trophy and a $2,000 cash prize at the event.
The other three finalists will each receive a trophy and $1,000 at
their provincial meeting later this year.
"At DeLaval, we are committed to invest and support dairy farmers'
efforts to improve efficiency on their farms," said Andrew Ritchie,
managing director, DeLaval Inc. - Canada. "Wherever possible, we endeavour to support sustainable food
production by delivering solutions, which optimize resource
efficiencies on dairy farms. This is smart farming."
DFC thanks the nine members of its selection committee, most of whom
have now agreed for a third year in a row, to review the application
forms and offer comments and perspectives on the candidates'
environmental sustainability practices, their social contributions and
care for their animals and the land.
SOURCE: Dairy Farmers of Canada (Corporate)
For further information:
(613) 236-9997 x 2751