Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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Checklist For Completing Your Premier's Award Application

1. Eligibility criteria

Did you review the eligibility criteria in the Program Guidebook and Application Form? Are you eligible to apply?

Did you complete the eligibility chart on the application form? (Part C)

Primary Producer/Farmer - Did you include your Farm Business Registration (FBR) number or alternative document? (see details in the Program Guidebook and Application Form)

Tip: A primary producer/farmer is defined as eligible to obtain an Ontario Farm Business Registration number, which requires at least $7,000 in gross farm income. For more information contact Agricorp @1-866-327-3678 (Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Processor - Did you provide your business registration / incorporation number?

Agri-Food Organization - Did you provide your organization's mission statement, purpose and objectives? Did you include a current list of your Board of Directors?

2. Completing the application

Did you provide a summary of your innovation? (20 word maximum)

Did you provide answers to all of the application questions? If you require assistance with your application, please contact your nearest OMAFRA office or call toll free at 1-877-424-1300.

Did you certify your compliance with the Terms and Conditions of Participation, Compliance with Legislation and Regulations and OMAFRA Family Relationship disclosure by signing your application or following the electronic submission process (Part E)?

Tip: It is recommended that you answer each question with no more than 500 words per response. Provide quantitative information where appropriate (ie, # acres, # of products, employees, financial benefits, etc.).

Tip: It is recommended you align your answers with the assessment criteria listed in the program guidebook (uniqueness and originality, development, operational benefits, adoption and/or commercialization, broader use, impact or benefits).

3. Supporting information

Did you include photos of your innovation?

Tip: Applicants are strongly encouraged to include five or six photos of their innovation submitted on a USB or CD or via email to: Photo examples include: the innovation, innovation partners, family, farm signs, farm equipment, etc.

Tip: Other supporting information may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • testimonials/letters of support
  • marketing plan and resources

If you have any questions or require additional support in completing your application, contact your nearest OMAFRA office or call toll free 1-877-424-1300.

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 05 February 2015
Last Reviewed: 24 February 2017