Foundation seeks innovative ideas

The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. is recognizing innovative ideas, products or projects that deliver economic, environmental or social benefits to B.C.

The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. is recognizing innovative ideas, products or projects that deliver economic, environmental or social benefits to B.C.

The foundation is accepting nominations from the agriculture, agri-food and bioproducts sector for the 2012 award of excellence for innovation in agriculture and agri-food.

“B.C.’s agriculture and agri-food industry depends on innovation to keep it sustainable and competitive in increasingly challenging times,” said Stuart Wilson, foundation chairman. “The Investment Agriculture Foundation is proud to celebrate the innovative thinkers who help drive the industry forward through their ideas and products.”

The award is open to B.C. residents, B.C.-based associations and non-profit organizations, as well as Canadian-based corporations and for-profit companies doing business in B.C.

Innovations will be evaluated on originality and uniqueness, degree of economic, social and environmental benefit to British Columbia, and human interest potential.

Nominations close Nov. 30 and the award winner will be announced in January. More information and nomination forms are available at www.iafbc.ca

The Investment Agriculture Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that manages and distributes federal and provincial funds in support of innovative projects to benefit the agriculture and food industries in British Columbia.