Warwick farmer George Cornelisson has been singled out for a life-time achievement award from the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA).
OSCIA provincial director Chad Anderson noted that in recognition of the OSCIA’s 75th anniversary, the organization’s executive decided to honour one person in each of its 11 regions across Ontario for their life-long commitment to soil conservation.
He noted that consideration was given to individuals or families who were innovative, had applied different conservation practices on their farms and who were strong supporters of their local soil and crop improvement association.
“In addition, we looked for someone who was a strong supporter of their local community,” he said.
In accepting the award, Cornelisson said has often thought he must have been a big pain for his Dad because when he was young he was always thinking up bigger and better ways to make their farm more productive and efficient while at the same time being conservation minded.
“Well, I guess what goes around comes around because now that I’m a little older I have a son who coming up with all kinds of ideas on how he can improve things,” he said.
Cornelisson said he was honoured to receive the award thanked the executive of he Lambton Soil and Crop Improvement Association for submitting his name.