Canadian Farm Business Management Council

Canadian Farm Business Management Council

March 20, 2007 15:57 ET

Canadian Farm Business Management Council/Wilson Loree Award 2007: Do You Know Someone Who's Made a Difference in the Field of Farm Business Management?

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 20, 2007) - The Canadian Farm Business Management Council is seeking to honour such people with the Wilson Loree Award. The award will recognize individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada.

The Wilson Loree Award is now in its fourth year. Recipients to date are Federation des groupes conseils agricoles du Quebec (2003), Dr. Len Bauer from Alberta (2004), the Team of Farm Management Instructors from the School of Agriculture, University of Manitoba (2005) and Ian Hall of Olds College (2006).

The Council is looking for individuals or teams which:

- have made significant contributions in the area of business management regionally or nationally

- have demonstrated innovation in areas such as turning research into practical management tools, adapting best practices from other sectors to agriculture; and finding new ways to deliver training, information and resources to farm managers

- have served as a role model and a mentor to colleagues, partners and clients, inspiring them to achieve their full potential

- have demonstrated the abilities to network and develop partnerships to include others in furthering the shared goals and vision of the agriculture industry.

Wilson Loree retired as Branch Head of Agriculture Business Management after 27 years with Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.

A past director of the Canadian Farm Business Management Council, he has been cited as "an individual who exemplifies innovation, wisdom, and a constant focus on the farm manager and the farm family."

Any individual or group with an interest in the advancement of business management skills in Canadian agriculture can be a nominator. We invite you to nominate one or more persons whom you feel should be recognized, no later than April 27th, 2007. You can find the nomination form at

Contact Information

  • Canadian Farm Business Management Council
    1-888-232-3262 #30
    1-800-270-8301 (FAX)