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FCC announces winners of the Rosemary Davis Award

By Food in Canada staff   

Business Operations agriculture award Quebec

Award honours Canadian women in agriculture and agri-food

Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has revealed the 2012 winners of the FCC Rosemary Davis Award. The annual award recognizes leading Canadian women for commitment to the agriculture and agri-food industry.

This year’s winners are:
•    Martine Bourgeois – An agrologist and egg producer in Saint-Ours, Que.
•    Katherine Elaine Buckley – A research scientist in Brandon, Man.
•    Betty Lou Scott – A cattle producer in Mount Thom, N.S.
•    Judy Shaw – An agriculture industry leader in Guelph, Ont.
•    Bonnie Spragg – A hog producer and food processor in Rosemary, Alta.

The Rosemary Davis Award was created in 2005 in honour of the FCC’s first female board chair. Winners of the award are chosen based on career achievements, demonstrated leadership and community involvement, as well as for their passion and vision for the industry.

“Each of our winners is a great role model in the agricultural industry,” says Kellie Garrett, FCC senior vice-president, Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation. “The variety of their work demonstrates the diverse and important roles women hold in this important industry. These women are making a difference to Canadian agriculture and agri-food – a system that employs one in eight Canadians.”


For full biographies of each of the award winners visit

Pictured Above: (Left) Martine Bourgeois receives a 2012 Rosemary Davis Award at the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Forum in Lévis, Que. from Vincent Giard, vice-president of Quebec Operations for the FCC.

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