Awards and Recognition

OSCIA is proud to partner with others in the name of bettering Ontario agriculture. Through such partnerships OSCIA has been able to develop and present three outstanding awards on an annual basis to deserving individuals in the agriculture community.

Don Hill
Legacy Award

Don Hill Legacy Award pays tribute to the legacy of Don Hill, an ardent supporter of Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and a strong believer in the ingenuity of Ontario farmers. This award recognizes individuals who successfully apply on-farm innovation and ingenuity to effectively address an identified environmental risk on their farm. Nominations are open until December 1st each year and the winner is announced at the OSCIA annual meeting in early February.

Soil and Crop Sustainability Fund

The Soil and Crop Sustainability Fund is broken into two parts, the Soil Health Graduate Scholarship and the OSCIA Internal Fund. 

The Soil Health Graduate Scholarship is funded in partnership with the University of Guelph and recipients are chosen internally by the University.  
The OSCIA Internal Fund accepts non-taxable donations that will be used to support on-farm applied research. Projects are selected at the discretion of the OSCIA Executive Committee.

Champion Award

The OSCIA Soil Champion Award recognizes significant contributions to the practice and promotion of soil health in Ontario. There are two categories eligible for nominations, the Research and Extension category and the Producer category. Nominations are open until November 1st each year and the winner is presented during the OSCIA annual meeting in early February.  

OSCIA also recognizes the achievements of our members at the regional and local levels. These recognitions are typically awarded to the individual during the regional or local annual meetings and are selected by the regional or local board of directors.

Award of Merit Certificate

A certificate provided by the provincial office in a black leatherette frame – free of charge. It can be used at the local, regional and provincial level. The certificate is personalized with the individuals name, as well as the local/regional association which is awarding the certificate. It is to be signed by the local/regional president, or individual of your choice.
This award is to acknowledge the recipient for his/her contribution to the association and the advancement of crop production.
The criteria for selecting a recipient is left up to the local/regional association(s) – and is typically awarded at the local/regional annual meetings.
Contact the Guelph office to request an Award of Merit for your deserving OSCIA member, by emailing  

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Soil and Water Conservation Award

This award was recently updated and is now presented as a farm gate sign and is available at cost for $15/sign to local/regional associations.
The award is to be used to acknowledge a producer who shows commitment to good soil management on their farm. Typical practices include controlling soil erosion, maintaining crop productivity, and protecting water resources. Recipients are selected at the local/regional level and signs are purchased from the Provincial office – and then distributed/presented at the local/regional annual meeting(s).
Contact the Guelph office to purchase a Soil and Warer Conservation Award gate sign for your deserving OSCIA member, by emailing:

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