Surrey Agriculture Leadership Award
The Surrey Agriculture Leadership Award recognizes outstanding achievements that have made a positive impact to Surrey’s agriculture industry.
Nomination deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019
- Nominees can be individuals, companies, institutions, not-for profit organizations, agencies, projects or programs.
- Achievements must be recognizable and be supported by evidence.
- Must be based in Surrey.
Please submit your nomination to:
Heppell’s Potato Corp.
Heppell’s Potato Corp. is a 3rd generation farm that was pioneered by Lester Heppell almost 100 years ago. Back then, it was a mixed farm whose main focus are vegetables, dairy cows and turkeys based on 40 acres land where the farm still sits today. In the early 60’s Lester’s two sons, Ron and Dave, took over the family farm and started to modernize it. Working with a long -time business partner, Peter Schouten, the predecessor’s motto “there is always a better way” has become their driving force and paved the way for new agriculture innovations. Fast forward to today, Heppell’s Potato Corp. has leveraged new technologies to make farming and processing more efficient, among these are: the use of GPS mapping technology and self-guided tractors, use of real-time data for all crops to ensure food safety and overall farm efficiency Indeed, they continue to always find a better way!