VG Meats producer, Cory and Heidi Van Groningen won the 2012 Ontario Outstanding Young Farmers' Award.
"Something that we are really proud of" Cory states about the recent announcement that he, alongside his wife, Heidi won.
The Van Groningens received the top honour at the provincial awards ceremony held in Niagara Falls on March 27. Winners of the award are chosen based on career progress; environmental and safety practices; crop and livestock production history; financial and management practices; and contributions to society.
Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers Program (OYF) is a unique program designed to recognize farmers and farm couples who exemplify excellence in their profession.
The program was founded in 1979 by the Canadian Junior Chamber/Jay-cees and is open to farmers or couples who derive at least two-thirds of their income from farming operations.
VG Meats is a family operation - with their farm located in Simcoe and their recently opened VG Meats shop in Stoney Creek. For more information about VG Meats, click here.