The Beef Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Sheep Farmers, Mapleseed, and the Ontario Forage Council, invite you to nominate a deserving producer for the Mapleseed Pasture Award.
This is an excellent opportunity to recognize individual producers who are doing an outstanding job of pasture management. The Mapleseed Pasture Awards are also a way of encouraging producers to implement pasture management strategies that maximize production per acre.
For each category, Mapleseed contributes a cash award of $250 to the winner. The winner of each category may also be invited to share a presentation about their operation at their respective commodity AGM.
Additional to these prizes and recognition, each winner will receive a 25kg bag of their choice of a Mapleseed Forage Mix.
Nominations are Open for the 2025 awards
Send us the name of a deserving sheep or beef producer! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the producer’s name, their email address (if you have it), and a sentence or two about why you’re nominating them.
SHEEP PRODUCERS APPLICATION – Deadline is September 30, 2024
BEEF PRODUCERS APPLICATION – Deadline is November 30, 2024
February 21, 2024 – The Beef Farmers of Ontario, Mapleseed and the Ontario Forage Council, sponsors of the Ontario Mapleseed Pasture Award, are pleased to announce that the Chalmers family of JPD Angus of Oro-Medonte in Simcoe County are the recipients of the 2024 Mapleseed Pasture Award. The award was presented today at the Beef Farmers of Ontario Annual General Meeting Banquet in Toronto. Read more…
October 2023 – Mike Swidersky and family, of Riverview Ranch Meat Co. in Melancthon, Dufferin County are the recipients of the 2023 Ontario Sheep Pasture Award. The award, sponsored by MAPLESEED, the Ontario Forage Council, and the Ontario Sheep Farmers, was presented today. Mike will be awarded $250 and a bag of forage seed for his exceptional pasture management. Read more…
Mark & Heather Shouldice of Big Rock Bison near Shallow Lake in Grey County are the recipients of the 2021 MAPLESEED Ontario Pasture Award. For their environmental and pasture improvements and management, the recipients will receive $250 and a bag of forage seed. Read more…
October 29, 2021 – Brad and Karen Davis of Black Kreek Ranch in the Lansdowne area of Thousand Islands Township in Leeds County are the recipient of the 2021 Ontario Sheep Pasture Award. Read more…