The Fonds de la relève agricole franco-ontarienne is presented as $14,000 in awards to students and entrepreneurs in agriculture. After this year’s fourth giveaway, more than $50,000 will have been distributed to the next generation of farmers.
Two $6,000 “Business Project” category award will be granted to start-ups agri-food project. As well as four “Admission/Studies awards” of $500 each to students in a field related to agriculture, in French.
The Business project category award helps business significantly. For example, Marie Estella Richard, 2017 recipient and goat milk producer, used the money to buy hay and straw. Financial stability isn’t always accessible to young businesses. Financial help of this kind is a step toward that stability.
The Fonds de la relèveagricole franco-ontarienne was created by the Union des cultivateurs franco-ontariens (UCFO) to support the next generation of farmers. Application for the awards is open to everyone. Copies of the application forms are available on the UCFO website. The deadline August 15, 2018, at 5 p.m.
2018 Golf Tournament
You are also invited to the 9th edition of the “Relèveagricole” golf tournament, which will take place on September 14 at Nation Golf Club. Recipients will be presented their awards at that time. The proceeds from the tournament will go to the Fonds de la relève agricole franco-ontarienne. The invitation to this event is also on the organization’s website.
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