From a RELEASE
May 19, 2015 – The Pollinator Partnership (P2), Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Canadian Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award. Individuals or families in Canada currently implementing pollinator protection measures on their farm or ranch are encouraged to apply.
The award recognizes farmers and ranchers who have made significant efforts in conserving natural ecosystems, fostering additional pollinator habitat and protecting pollinators on Canadian farms and ranches.
More information about the award, including the nomination form can be found here. Nominations are open until July 24, 2015. The recipient of the 2015 award will be recognized during an evening reception at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C. on October 21, and will also be featured in various industry publications across Canada.
“We know the farming community is already contributing to conservation efforts on working landscapes. The award is an opportunity to showcase these efforts and share ideas,” noted CFA President Ron Bonnett.
“Pollinators are incredibly important to our food supply. A thriving pollinator system and agricultural practices can exist simultaneously – this award and the applications demonstrate that,” said P2 Research Director, Victoria Wojcik.
CFGA Environment Committee Co-Chair, Chad Anderson, added that, “Pollinator habitat is one of many ecosystem services forage and grasslands provide. CFGA is proud to help recognize the farmers and ranchers showing leadership and innovation in good management of those lands.”