In 2013 the Agriculture Committee created the AVCC's Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and support innovative spirit in the agriculture industry. The award recognizes outstanding agriculture and agri-food related innovators including producers, processors, suppliers and organizations. The award is intended to help the winners move their projects forward to the next phase of development. This award is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and more than $160,000 cash and in-kind services have been awarded to the winners since the inception of the prize!

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Awards. The application deadline is October 26th, 2018.

2018 Award Guidebook
2018 Award Application
2018 Sponsor Brochure

Award updates: Award boundaries have been expanded to cover the Annapolis Valley and its entirety. As of 2017, we will be accepting applications from West Hants to Digby County. As of 2018, we will be offering two awards, each in the amount of $20,000 for outstanding innovators in Agri-tech and Agri-food, respectively.

For more information about AVCC's Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee, see below.


The AVCC Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee will facilitate collaboration and recognize achievement in the agriculture community. 


The committee is working on securing sponsors for the annual Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award and looking to offer follow up sessions to a Succession planning event held in November 2016.

AVCC Agriculture Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon at the offices of Farm Credit Canada, Kentville.

Join the AVCC Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee! For more information contact: Gary Morton