Time for nominations for person who makes outstanding contribution.
It's time to nominate the best and brightest in agriculture.
It's time to nominate someone for the annual Tommy Cooper award -- which is given to the resident who has made an outstanding contribution to farming and farm life.
The award is named after Tommy Cooper -- a 39 year veteran of agricultural work serving as a government farm extension worker.
He is credited with founding the Grey Bruce Livestock Co-operative and helping farmers adapt to new mechinical innovations.
The deadline for nominations is next Wednesday.
Nomination forms are available from the Bruce and Grey Federation of Agriculture -- and it's also on our website at www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca
The winner will be announced on Friday April 13th during a gala dinner at the Elmwood Community Centre.
Speaking of awards -- Doctor George Charbonneau of Perth County has been named the Swine Practitioner of the Year.
The award is handed out by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Charbonneau -- who has operated a vet practice since 1981 -- is the 5th Canadian to win the award and the first from Ontario.
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians has about 13 hundred members in more than 40 countries.
Our Prime Minister is in Asia to drum up trade -- including talks with Japan about Canadian beef.
Stephen Harper and the Japanese Prime Minister are discussing restrictions on imported Canadian beef that have been in place since the mad cow scare in 2003.
Canada's market access to Japan is restricted to boneless and bone-in beef and other products from cattle under 21 months of age.