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 Luncheon, where the award will be presented.

 

Selection

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

Previous Winners

2019 – Bonnie West

2018 – Gail Irvine

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