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Monday, March 19, 2018

Tommy Cooper Farming Award Nominations

Grey Bruce | by Kevin Bernard  

Award recognizes outstanding contribution to farming and farm life.

Photo Courtesy of Glen Lindsey 

It's time to nominate the best and the brightest in Grey Bruce agriculture.

The nomination deadline for the annual Tommy Cooper award is Friday March 30th at Noon.

The 2017 award recognizes an individual from Grey or Bruce County for his or her outstanding contribution to farming and farm life.

It is named after Tommy Cooper -- a 39 year veteran of local agriculture work, serving as a provincial government farm extension worker in Grey County.

Cooper is widely credited for helping area farmers adapt to new scientific and mechanical innovations.

He was also instrumental in founding the Grey Bruce Livestock Co-operative, and worked with many commodity organizations.

Nomination forms are available at the Bruce and Grey Federations of Agriculture offices, and at our radio stations.

You can either drop off the nomination at our radio station or fax them in to 519-371-4242.

The award is presented by Bayshore Broadcasting and the Sun Times.

This year, the Tommy Cooper Award Ceremony will be held Saturday, April 21st starting at 6:30 PM at the Hanover Columbus Centre.

Last year, the 2016 award went to the President of the Bruce County Federation of Agriculture, Les Nichols of RR 1 Formosa.

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