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Contest 2018 Tournez-vous vers l'excellence!

2017 - Thirteenth Tournez-vous vers l'excellence! Contest

To recognize excellence among aspiring farmers!

This contest is for new farm entrepreneurs who, through their professional skills and management qualities, stand apart with a profile of excellence.

To win: one $5000 grant, two $2500 grants and a new grant of $1500!

Eligibility conditions:

  • Have been in business for from two to seven years
  • Be between 18 and 40 years old
  • Hold at least 20 % of your operation's shares
  • Have received a start-up grant under the Financial Support for Aspiring Farmers Program or received confirmation that this grant will be accorded

The aim of the Contest Tournez-vous vers l'excellence! is to showcase the individual contribution of entrepreneurs. Note that only one person may present a candidature per operation, even if the operation has two associates with equal shares. 

The FIRA will award a $1 500 grant to one of 10 finalists who will have distanced himself by the relevance of his formation as well as by the importance of his supervision and/or his mentorship in the success of his business project.

Application deadline: may 25, 2018

The winners will be announced in the framework of the Colloque Gestion (Business convention) of the Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ), on November 21, 2018, in Drummondville.

By opening this contest, La Financière agricole du Québec, in conjunction with CRAAQ, seeks to demonstrate the importance it accords to the training and the acquisition of qualities and skills that pave the way to exercising a profession in agriculture.

Since its creation in 2005, 36 young people have received an award of excellence.

2017 and 2016 Contest Winners and Runner-Ups