Leadership in Agriculture Award

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For Immediate Release

Grenville Mutual Insurance Company

Advances Leadership in Agriculture

Kemptville, ON January 10, 2022 Grenville Mutual Insurance Company is proud, once again, to support the next generation of leaders in agriculture through Algonquin College’s BusinessAgriculture Diploma Program.

A $2,500 award will be given later this spring to the graduate in this twoyear program, who best achieves academic success while demonstrating leadership qualities in pursuit of a business in the agribusiness sector. This student will be wellrounded reaching academic success, exhibiting leadership qualities, and contributing to success of future students enrolled in this program.

We strongly believe in supporting the communities where we do business, and agribusiness is a core to what we do. This partnership aligns with our valuesto be involved in a program that supports the people who will be instrumental in making communities thrive in the future,” commented Pam Marson, President and CEO of Grenville Mutual.

Today’s farmers and agribusiness owners need a broad range of skills: excellent risk management skills, technical knowhow of their chosen sector, financial analysis methods, strong communication  skills, and the ability to solve problems in the face of uncertainty. We’re committed to preparing the next generation for this reality,” said Shaun Barr, Academic Chair, Perth Campus.

Grenville Mutual is one of several local businesses supporting the program, not only with a financial award but with learning resources and subject matter experts. “We feel very fortunate to have companies like Grenville Mutual support the program, because it gives students reallife exposure to the very challenges they will face when they start, grow or scale a business,” added Martin Savard, Coordinator, BusinessAgriculture at the Perth Campus.

The recipient of the 2021 Grenville Mutual Leadership Award will be announced in June 2022.

About Grenville Mutual Insurance

Grenville Mutual Insurance is in the heart of Eastern Ontario in the town of Kemptville a growing
community just south of Ottawa. Incorporated in 1892, it is one of the oldest mutual companies in Canada. Its history has a resilient agricultural base and a proud rural heritage, which speaks strongly to the communitybased values that, to this day, ground Grenville Mutual’s support of the communities where it does business and decisions for its Policyholders.

About the Business Agriculture Program, Algonquin College, Perth Campus

The twoyear Business/ Agriculture Ontario College Diploma program combines agriculture with
business and management training, providing students with the skills necessary to successfully operate a farming operation or to provide services to agricultural businesses.


For more information contact

Diane Carriere
Grenville Mutual Insurance


613 258 9988, ext. 2241

Martin Savard, Program Coordinator
Algonquin College, Perth Campus


613 434 8977