Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award

Deadline: June 30th of each year

Since 1996, the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) have recognized the significant contributions made by women in agriculture at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair by presenting them with the prestigious Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Criteria for Selection

Open to all Ontario women currently involved in agriculture, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and their community (i.e. 4-H, Fair Board or Plowing Match).

Nominations

Your nomination package must include:

1. A typed profile, not to exceed 500 words, describing the agricultural work of the nominee, involvement at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and in their community.

2. Three nominators, providing letters of recommendation (not to exceed one page each) and contact information.

3. The nominee’s contact information.

*Nomination packages may be submitted to:

FWIO Provincial Office
Attn: Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award
552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, ON  L8J 2Y6
 

Call for Nominations

FWIO invites you to recognize a deserving woman who is involved in agriculture, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and their community. The winner will be FWIO’s guest of honour at the Tribute to Agricultural Excellence Reception, where the award will be presented.

Selection

The winner will be selected by an appointed committee of FWIO representatives.

 

Previous Winners

 2017  Shelley Barfoot-O'Neill
 2016  Mary Elmhirst
 2015  Pat Marcotte
 2014  Donna Willows
 2013  Mary Ann Found
 2012  Karen Eastman Velthuis
 2011  Katie Normet
 2009  Doris Aitken
 2008  Joanne Currie
 2007  Judy Shelley
 2005  Monica Veit
 2003  Sharon Douglas
 2002  Josie Wintersinger
 2001  Jane Whaley
 2000  Cathy Lasby
 1999  Cathy Wilson Pinkney
 1998  Grace Oesch
 1997  Evelyn McCutcheon
 1996  Joy Palmer
 1996  Miriam Detwiler