In 2013 the Agriculture Committee created the AVCC’s Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and support the 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 $250,000 cash and in-kind services have been awarded to the winners since the inception of the prize!