Area businesses cheered for Agri-Innovation

From left: Jen Hart, Aaron and Samantha Klinck of Funny Duck Farms near Frankville receive the Regional Agri-Food Innovation Award from Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack this past December.

Story and Photos courtesy of
Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office 

The Farmersville Community Abattoir (FCA), located on the outskirts of Athens, and this edition’s featured business, Funny Duck Farms, are new recipients of the 2017 Premier’s Regional Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.
  The awards are presented each year to innovative agri-food businesses boosting the local economy and creating jobs.
  The Farmersville Community Abattoir, located at 63 Addison Road, opened in late 2016 after Leeds Grenville livestock producers saw the need and rallied the community to secure funding. FCA is a not-for-profit corporation with a board of directors. The abattoir is being recognized for job creation, contributing to the long-term viability of agriculture in eastern Ontario and for helping provide more access to more local food.
  FCA was profiled in the January 17, 2017 edition of Leeds Grenville eNews.

Barbara Schaefer, FCA’s board chair, with MPP Grant Crack.

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