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

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