"Champion" - a person, or persons, who work to promote Saskatchewan agriculture and help farmers and ranchers build public trust.
Adrienne Ivey, a rancher and social media enthusiast from Ituna SK, was nominated for her passion, engagement and commitment to promoting agriculture to both producers and consumers alike. Her dedication to creating relevant, moving conversations among her peers and community as well as her volunteerism, collaboration and leadership spirit have made her an important voice in the agriculture industry.
Adrienne supports industry initiatives, is vocal about responsible production practices, and seeks out opportunities to educate non-farmers. She supports consumer outreach organizations like Agriculture in the Classroom, Agriculture More than Ever and Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and, she and her husband Aaron, were recognized as Saskatchewan's Outstanding Young Farmers in 2014. The award selection committee reported that "Adrienne's willingness to lend her voice to key issues, correct misinformation and stand up for our food system is what makes her a true Food & Farming Champion."
The Food & Farming Champion award honours those who work to advocate for agriculture and inspire public trust in Saskatchewan's food industry.