Country View Farms Wins Cavendish Farms Sustainability Award
Gord McKenna of Country View Farms has been recognized for his efforts in sustainable farming. The distinction was awarded during the annual Growing Green Awards for sustainable farming by Cavendish Farms.
The award is given out each year to recognize environmental sustainability in potato farming.
“Too often, people don’t understand all the work that farmers do to take care of the environment. This is why we established the Cavendish Farms Growing Green Award, to help growers demonstrating environmental leadership get the recognition and support they deserve,” said Jubs Bistow vice president of agriculture for Cavendish Farms.
McKenna and the farm have demonstrated progress in reducing soil erosion, improving soil health and conserving natural areas.
Since 2018, the awards have been presented to growers in each of Cavendish Farms’ growing regions who demonstrate dedicate and leadership in crop sustainability throughout the supply chain process.
Applicants are evaluated on the results of their most recent Potato Sustainability Initiative Survey scores and an annual Cavendish Farms’ survey that evaluate growers on various sustainability metrics. Other factors taken into consideration are their practices related to air and water quality, soil health, habitat conservation a wildlife protection.
The winning farms receive USD5,000 to support on-farm environmental projects.