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Press Releases | 02 March 2020

Sollio Cooperative Group Highlighted The Agricultural Succession On The Occasion Of La Coop’s Establishment And Farm Transfer Award

Montreal, March 2, 2020 – During the 98th Annual General Meeting of Sollio Cooperative Group, which took place on February 27 in Montreal, both the finalists and the two winners of the Sollio Cooperative Group’s Establishment and Farm Transfer Award were announced. 


Here are the finalist: 

  • Ferme Dave Tourigny, presented by La Coop Agrilait
  • Ferme Hardlock inc., presented by La Coop Agrilait 
  • Ferme Belflamme inc., presented by Avantis Coopérative 
  • Ferme R&H Blanchard Ltée, presented by La Coop Unifrontières 


The winners :


  • Ferme Hardlook inc.  winner in the “Establishment” Category
  • Ferme Belflamme inc.  winner in the “Farm Transfer” Category. 


Kick-off of the 2020-2021 edition of the contest 

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 22, 2020. More than $ 15,000 in prizes are offered to the finalists and winners of this award. Details are available on the website Sollio Cooperative Group.


Sollio Groupe Coopératif encourages the next generation in agriculture through an award, highlighting the course of families who have successfully planned their farm transfers or started their agricultural and agrifood business. Sollio Cooperative Group is innovating with the next edition by opening the competition to agricultural businesses in Ontario, through Agromart, Agrico and affiliated partners of Sollio Agriculture, our agricultural division. As a pan-Canadian company, Sollio Cooperative Group wishes to offer agricultural entrepreneurs the opportunity to draw inspiration from the best transfer and settlement models, from here and elsewhere. The Sollio Group Cooperative Farm Establishment and Transfer Award aims to highlight families and entrepreneurs who have successfully transferred a farm or started an agricultural or agrifood business.


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Source: Sollio Cooperative Group



Hugo Larouche, Senior Communications and Public Affairs Advisor

Sollio Cooperative Group | 514 384 6450, ext. 3604 |


About Sollio Cooperative Group

Founded in 1922, Sollio Cooperative Group is one of the largest agri-food enterprises in Quebec, the only pan-Canadian agricultural supply cooperative and the 27th largest agri-food cooperative in the world. It represents more than 122,000 members, agricultural producers and consumers in 50 traditional agricultural and consumer cooperatives across several Canada provinces. It employs more than 15,000 people and has sales of $7.282 billion. Its activities are divided into three divisions: Olymel L.P., Sollio Agriculture and Groupe BMR Inc. For more information about Sollio Cooperative Group, please visit

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