RealAgriculture Team Cleans Up at Canadian Farm Writer Awards


The Canadian Farm Writers Federation held its annual national meeting in Saskatoon, Sask. from Thursday through Saturday, wrapping up with the annual awards banquet at the (reportedly haunted) Delta Bessborough.

Starting the night off right, video editor extraordinaire, Jason Stroeve, brought home gold for his work with Tom Wolf, Jason Deveau, and Bern Tobin on Spray Tips Special Edition — Spraying Fast Saves Time…Right?.

Still in the video category, the bronze plaque was awarded to Bern Tobin for his Corn School episode with Dave Hooker — Corn School: Picket Fence vs Carbon Copy – Which is the Ideal Crop?

Next, in the audio category, Shaun Haney’s exploration of the belief that rain follows 90 days after fog finished in first place, while the TWORA podcast (specifically the May 12, 2016 episode) hosted by Kelvin Heppner was awarded bronze.

Kelvin’s editorial on Honey Nut Cheerios and bee populations also received a bronze recognition in the press editorial category.

In the feature photograph class, Debra Murphy’s ‘Worrier’ image received a silver award.

For the fifth year in a row Real Agriculture was also recognized in the website category, receiving the bronze award.

RealAg contributor Owen Roberts was also recognized at the banquet for becoming the first Canadian president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.

CFWF‘s membership includes almost 350 agricultural journalists, broadcasters and communicators from across Canada.


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