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With the Sollio Next Generation Award we showcase producers who have successfully transferred or started a farm business while ensuring its sustainability and the equity of all stakeholders.


The registration period for the 2023-2024 edition is now closed. Come back in January 2024 for the next edition!

The Sollio Next Generation Award 2023-2024

Clients of Agromart, register before May 1st 2023


Winner for the Farm Succession category 

  • $5,000 in credit at their local Agromart (young famers)
  • $3,000 in travel credit (previous generation)


Winner for the New Farm Enterprise category

  • $5,000 in credit at their local Agromart


Finalist for both categories

  • $2,000 in credit at their local Agromart

To be eligible for the Sollio Next Generation Award, under the Agromart Group customer profile, applicants must:

  • Be a client of an Agromart Group retailer;
  • Be less than 40 years old in the year of participation;
  • For the New Farm Enterprise category, be establish for less than 10 years;
  • For the Farm Succession category, hold a minimum of 5 % shares in the enterprise, with a maximum of 10 years before contest participation.



Step 1: Online submission form

  • Applicants must thoroughly complete the online submission form.
  • Information provided will be reviewed and used for evaluating purposes for the judging panel. It is important to complete each section in as much detail as possible.
    • It is recommended that the application be proofread by someone from the retailer supporting the nomination.
    • All information will be taken into account in the jury’s evaluation. It is important to complete each section in as much detail as possible.
  • The farm members must be recommended by an Agromart retailer and provide a signed letter of recommendation from the Agromart retailer’s Partner or General Manager. The letter must include the reasons why the farm should win the contest, and the quality of the responses provided will be taken into account by the judging panel.
  • The judging panel will review the written documents submitted by the candidates. Note that the members of the judging panel will sign a confidentiality agreement before reviewing candidates’ files.
  • The application process must be completed by May 1st, 2023. 
  • Submission Form Preview


Step 2: Semi-Finalists

  • After confidentially reviewing all online submission form entries, the panel of judges will select semi-finalists.
  • The semi-finalists will be contacted to coordinate a time to have the judging panel visit their farm for an in-person interview and tour.


Step 3: Finalists and Winners

  • Once the judging panel visit all semi-finalist farms, applicants will be contacted and informed if they are a finalist or not.
  • Finalists will be visited by a reporter and a videographer for the production of a short video.
  • Finalists will be featured in the Coopérateur magazine, published by Sollio Cooperative Group. Winners will be featured in an advertorial published in a regional leading agricultural magazine.
  • Finalists will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Annual general meeting of Sollio Cooperative Group, where the winners will be formally announced.