Applications are now being accepted for the Excellence in Agriculture program.
Minister of Agriculture Ernie Hardeman made the announcement also saying the program includes a new category to recognize outstanding young farmers.
The program recognizes agri-food innovations and advancements that demonstrate leadership, product development or technology advancement.
The innovations recognized will be those that have potential to help move the sector forward.
Youth under 29, who are residents of Ontario and have an innovation with a direct link to the agri-food sector, are encouraged to apply.
Application criteria for all five applicant categories can be found in the program guidebook with applications being accepted until October 11th.
The top innovation in each of the five categories will get a plaque in recognition of their achievement and will be featured in a promotional video.