Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK), encompassing producer groups from livestock to crops and horticulture, serves to cultivate awareness and appreciation of agriculture in the province with the belief that getting to know farmers equals getting to know food. FFC SK strives to find new and innovative ways to introduce producers to their customers and consumers to their food producers, and provide the facts on agriculture.

 

Know someone who is a leader in the Equine Industry?

Farm & Food Care SK (FFC SK) and Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) are again partnering to present the Awards of Distinction for Equine Welfare.

Nominations will be considered in four categories:

  • Equine Welfare Innovation – Award of Distinction
    The Innovation Award recognizes a person or company for developing a new process, product or source of knowledge that has made a significant impact on the improvement of the welfare of horses in Saskatchewan. The honouree will also be saluted for efforts to work collectively with the horse industry to share the innovation.

  • Equine Welfare Young Steward of the Future – Award of Distinction
    The Young Steward Award recognizes a person between the ages of 13 and 25 who has demonstrated, through practices as a horse owner or interaction with others, the importance of a commitment to responsible equine care.

  • Equine Welfare Leadership – Award of Distinction
    The Leadership Award recognizes a person, syndicate or other equine business owner for integrating animal welfare into their core business strategy and setting their own bar higher for expectations regarding animal welfare. The honouree will demonstrate leadership and commitment in dealing with issues relevant to animal care. This individual or company leads by example. The award will recognize an
    active horse owner.

  • Equine Welfare Communication and Education – Award of Distinction
    The Communication and Education Award recognizes a person, organization or company for taking an active role in effectively conveying equine welfare issues and raising awareness of equine welfare with the general public and the agri-food industry. The objectives of factual and honest information will result in an increase of trust and credibility for the industry and business of equines.

Both FFC SK and SHF will accept nominations for the  awards until February 19, 2017.

Awards of Distinction Nomination form

Winners will be announced at the SHF Annual General Meeting on March 4, 2017

Read the 2017 Awards of Distinction Press Release here

 

FFCS offers a variety of different events throughout the year as well as provides information to those interested in learning more about agriculture and food production within Saskatchewan.
 
For more information, visit their website!
Check out their publication "The Real Dirt on Farming"