The Great Ontario Clean Farms Challenge

The Great Ontario Clean Farms Challenge

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From a release

The Great Ontario Clean Farms Challenge is a program developed to gather and promote examples of environmentally friendly farming practices.

We also want to create a dialogue amongst farmers about agricultural waste and profile some of the innovative ways that farmers are reducing, reusing, and recycling ag waste on their farms.

At the same time, we know that many of our ag partners are looking for ways to profile the good farmers that they encounter, so this Challenge encourages them to nominate the great farmers they work with.

Join the Challenge today and help us show what a positive difference Ontario farmers are making to our environment.

Who is eligible?

The contest is open to all individuals who operate commercial farms in Ontario. We are looking for entries from all sectors including: grain, livestock, dairy, poultry, fruit, vegetables, hay, and seed production.

We strongly encourage those who play a supporting role in agriculture to nominate a farmer who you think deserves to be recognized.

How do you nominate someone or enter the challenge?

We know farmers are busy, so we’ve made our entry process as quick and easy as possible. Just complete our short online entry form.

Based on the information provided, the judging panel will develop a shortlist of finalists who will be interviewed to determine their eligibility for the three prizes.

Overall we’re looking for smart and creative examples of steps taken to protect the environment and manage waste. It doesn’t have to be one big idea; it can be a series of small ideas that have a big impact when they’re all added up.

What are the prizes?

Three cash prizes are available:

  • 1st prize – $5,000
  • 2nd prize – $3,000
  • 3rd prize – $1,000

What are the key dates and deadlines?

The contest begins on April 22, 2015 and all entries must be received by 5pm EDT on July 30, 2015.

Who is CleanFARMS?

CleanFARMS is a not-for-profit industry stewardship organization committed to environmental responsibility through the proper management of agricultural waste. Our programs manage agricultural plastic and other inorganic waste from farms across Canada and have earned a reputation of excellence around the world.

For more information:

Kim Timmer,, 416-622-4460 ext. 2229

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