OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) invites
farmers to participate again to the Dairy Farm Sustainability Award. Nominations are now open. For the second year in a row, the Award aims
to recognize actions taken by dairy farmers across Canada who produce
milk in a highly sustainable way.
"Last year, we were proud to recognize four exceptional dairy farm
families," said Wally Smith, President of Dairy Farmers of Canada.
"Their efforts and contributions to sustainable dairy farming are
innovative and go beyond industry standards. We hope to see more
outstanding submissions this year that show how farmers work to reduce
their environmental footprint!"
The Dairy Farm Sustainability Award recognizes Canadian dairy farmers
that have adopted practices that are environmentally sustainable and
financially viable. The practices must also bring social benefits
Canadians and must be easily replicated on other farms. Candidates must
demonstrate respect for the environment overall, and can showcase
projects that show wise management of natural resources, conservation
practices, efficient use of energy and or reduction of greenhouse gas
DFC invites dairy farmers to submit their own candidacy, or that of a
fellow dairy farmer, on or before March 1st, 2013. To be eligible, nominees must have an up-to-date environmental
farm plan (developed under provincial programs) and hold dairy quota.
There will be four finalists, and one Laureate will be selected among
these four. The Laureate will receive a prize of $2,000, a trophy and a
trip to receive the Award in person at Dairy Farmers of Canada's 2013
annual general meeting in Toronto. The three other finalists will each
receive a prize of $1,000.
Rules, information on the judging and nomination forms are available on dairyfarmers.ca.
SOURCE: DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA (CORPORATE)
For further information:
Assistant Director, Strategic Communications
Tel: (613) 236-9997 x 2751