-2022 Food & Farming Champion Award-

Do you know an individual(s), business or organization whom is a Food & Farming Champion?

Are they a great ambassador for all things food and farming?

Do they use their skills to promote food production on Prince Edward Island?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, send us your nomination form!!

Nominations are accepted until March 31st 2022!

You can also fill out a nomination form on Google or alternatively, below in pdf and email to sbeaton@peifa.ca

Check out 2021 winners!

Carleigh MacLeod & Jillian Ferguson – “Ag in the Field”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Food and Farming Champion Award PEI 2021

April 8th, 2021 Charlottetown: “Food & Farming Champion” award is presented to an individual, organization or business who has taken the initiative to engage with consumers in a conversation about food and farming in PEI. These champion(s) are passionate about food and agriculture and proud of the agricultural industry – they use their skills to share their stories and provide consumers with accurate information about agriculture and food production.

The recipients of the 2021 Food & Farming Champion Award are co-founders “Ag in the Field”, Carleigh MacLeod and Jillian Ferguson. Both, Carleigh and Jillian have demonstrated they are true champions of agriculture on PEI. As co-founders of “Ag in the Field” established in 2018, their mission is communicating to the general public about food and farming practices on PEI. It doesn’t matter how big or small the information is, they are present and out there. They are also, full-time University students who are career driven and very involved in their community too (Kensington and Kinkora). Both, Carleigh and Jillian did not grow up on farms but are knowledgeable and resourceful when it comes to talking about agriculture. This is mostly thanks to mentors in the school system sharing their knowledge and supporting them as they went along. “Ag in the Field” share stories on social media and volunteer time at agricultural events. They take every opportunity to engage with consumers about where their food comes from. They are passionate and the industry as a whole is very lucky to have them. They are very deserving of this award.

Congratulations!