Nominees sought for ag award

By Gary Sliworsky, Ag rep, Emo

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is seeking nominations for the 2010 FCC Rosemary Davis Award, which honours Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture.
FCC is looking for five women who deserve recognition for their achievements in the agriculture industry.
They can be producers, agri-business operators, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, researchers, community builders, journalists, visionaries, volunteers, or have another valuable connection to agriculture.
Over the past three years, FCC has honoured 15 wonderful women. Individuals are encouraged to take the time to recognize a woman they see making a difference in the agriculture industry.
Self-nominations also are encouraged.
Candidates are selected based on their demonstration of leadership, giving back to their community and Canadian agriculture, their display of passion for agriculture, and their vision for the future of the industry.
The FCC Rosemary Davis award was created and named after a successful Canadian agri-business owner and operator, and the first female chair of the FCC board of directors.
The winners, to be announced in the spring, will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend the 2010 Simmons School of Management leadership conference in Boston on April 30.
The conference provides winners with a unique opportunity to network, as well as hear some of the world’s most accomplished women talk about their own experiences on their journeys to success.
FCC Rosemary Davis winners must be 21 years of age and actively involved in Canadian agriculture.
Entries only will be received online at, with the deadline to apply being midnight on Jan. 18.
Previous nominees who did not win in the last three years can re-apply.
For more information, call 1-888-332-3301 or e-mail
Dates to remember
•Jan. 20–Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting, 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Way School, Stratton.

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