An Evening of Excellence in Agriculture

Feb 02, 2019


An Evening of Excellence in Agriculture

Written by Randy Lilley

Published: Saturday, 02 February 2019 06:00

Manitoba Minister for Agriculture, Ralph Eichler

The MNP Exhibition Building was the place to be Friday night when it came to Excellence in Agriculture.

The annual event hosted by the Portage la Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce featured several awards being handed out. It also featured a speech from the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Ralph Eichler.

“As we prepare for the next spring, we know there’s lots of planning that goes into that. We’ll talk a little about that tonight,” says Eichler. “We’ll talk a little bit about the protein strategy that I announced last week at Manitoba Ag Days. We have a lot to accomplish, and we’ve accomplished a lot, but we have a lot more to do.”

Eichler says he had to come to the event to help celebrate the successes of agriculture in the area.

“We’re very pleased with Simplot and of course, Roquette,” says Eichler. “Also, we have a lot to offer for our small and medium-sized businesses as well. There’s a ripple effect that takes place when you have success stories such as these.”

Award winners on the night
included:

Youth Advocate of the Year
Rachael Verwey

Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture
Taralea Simpson

Agri Business of the Year
Delta Ag Services (Award was accepted by Doug Pryor, co-owner)

Farm Family of the Year
Mayfair Farms

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