2015 BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards
Deadline to submit a nomination for the 2015 BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards has passed.
These awards will recognize outstanding families from across Ontario who best represent the values of the family farm within their rural communities. The awards will show appreciation for the contributions each of these families make to the further growth of the agricultural community. The families will be honoured at the 2015 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Finch, Ontario.
Laura Price is the 2014-2015 Ontario Queen of the Furrow
Laura, from Simcoe County, was crowned Thursday evening at the Queen of the Furrow Banquet. First Runner up was Jennifer Vanden Ouweland from Lambton County and Second Runner Up was Fabienne Kagi from Stormont County. Two other finalists were Morgan Roy of Frontenac Wolfe Island and Sheena Grieve of Oxford Blandford-Blenheim.
Other winners were Miss Friendship, Natasha-Lyne Roy of Temiskaming. Meghan Taylor from Northumberland County and Olivia Bolender from York Region were winners of the BMO Scholarship Special. The top 5 plowers were first, Jordan Pederson of Wellington; second, Laura Price from Simcoe; third, Bonnie Ward of Durham Region; fourth. Valerie Stone of Brant-Six Nations; fifth, Laurissa Christie of Bruce County.
Laura will spend the coming year travelling across Ontario representing the OPA and IPM 2015.