OSCIA Soil Champion Award

Do you know a Soil Champion?

Congratulations to the 2022 Soil Champion Award Winner,
Laurent (Woody) Van Arkel

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What is a Soil Champion?

The award is presented annually by OSCIA and recognizes excellence in sustainable soil management and those who advocate for the cause.

Sustainable soil management practices may be defined as those that:

  • Make the most efficient use of nutrients.
  • Support systems with no net loss of organic matter and soil aggregate stability.
  • Build the population and diversity of soil organisms.
  • Effectively manages surface water to support reduced tillage systems.

Application Form

Applications for the 2023 Soil Champion Award are open. Complete your nomination before November 1st each year.

Interested in Applying?

Who is Eligible?

An individual must be a resident of Ontario and/or have contributed to soil management in a way that improves soil health, and supports sustainable crop production. You can nominate yourself or a soil advocate you know.

If you are nominating someone else, please ensure he/she is informed of your intention and is a willing participant.

Eligible practices that may be considered include:
  • Minimal use of tillage (primary tillage is not eligible).
  • Protect and enhance organic matter, soil biota and soil aggregation.
  • Efficient and careful use of nutrients.
  • Effective surface water management.
  • Windbreaks and land retirement.
  • The advancement of science and advocacy for soil care.

How can I nominate someone?

1

Click “Download Application Form” to get the pdf fillable nomination form.

2

Complete the nomination form. You may complete the form alone, or with the nominee. If you represent a local or regional association, ask your Regional Communication Coordinator (RCC) for help.

3

Gather supporting documentation and make copies to submit with the nomination form.

4

Submit the nomination form and supporting information by the November 1st deadline by:

Mail: 367 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7K9
Email: avandepeer@ontariosoilcrop.org

Previous Winners

Dr Laura Van Eerd
Research and Extension
2021
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Henry Denotter
Producer

2021
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Anne Loeffler
Research and Extension

2020
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Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA
Research and Extension
2019
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Jim Denys, OMAFRA
Producer
2019
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Daniel Breen, Middlesex
2018

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Eric Kaiser, Lennox & Addington
2017

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Tyler Vollmershausen, Oxford
2016

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Dean Glenney, Haldimand
2015

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Adam Hayes, OMAFRA
2014

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