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Sault non-profit picks up Excellence in Agriculture Award

A Sault Ste. Marie non-profit organization has won an Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Algoma Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) won in the Agri-Food Promotional Excellence category, which honours an applicant that demonstrates innovation in encouraging consumers to buy Ontario grown and made agri-food products.

“Their Buy Algoma, Buy Local program is a membership-based market enhancement initiative used to promote farmers and food businesses through a series of products including printed guides, websites and marketing campaigns,” said the province on its Excellence in Agriculture webpage

“The program is aimed at creating a platform where individuals, businesses, communities and others in the agri-food sector can connect and grow the sector.”

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