Nancy Fischer is the 2019 recipient of the Poultry Service Industry Award, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Canadian poultry industry. The award was presented at the Poultry Service Industry Workshop (PSIW) in Banff, Alta.
“I am very pleased and humbled to receive this award,” said Fischer, a nutritionist at Country Junction Feeds, working with poultry, swine and other species, who is well known and respected across the industry.
“I am fortunate to work with a great team and with an excellent network of partners, customers and colleagues across the industry. It’s very rewarding and I’m proud to have help contributed to and champion the success of Canadian poultry. We have a great industry poultry business here with a strong history and a bright future. I’m proud of the progress we have made together as an industry and excited for the next chapters to come. Thank you to everyone.”
The Poultry Service Industry Award is presented annually at the PSIW. The nominee must be a service person who has supported the poultry industry and has demonstrated a high level of skill and knowledge in the industry.
“I have been honoured to work with Nancy for over 17 years and she is very deserving of this award,” said Darrell Kimmel, manager of Country Junction Feeds, who made the award presentation at PSIW.
“Nancy started her dedication to the poultry industry back in early 2000's when she received her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Since that time Nancy has not taken her foot off the pedal and has pushed herself and many of us to look at better ways and changes to support and grow our poultry industry.”
Fischer was nominated for the award by Poultry Partners and Nutrition Partners, who are a key partner of Country Junction Feeds, noting “She has a true passion for the industry and does a lot to promote it” serving with numerous programs and boards ranging from classroom agriculture programs to major industry bodies such as the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada and the Poultry Science Association.
Away from work, in her spare time, Nancy is a dedicated mother of three busy children teenagers that take her and her husband Al to hockey, figure skating, football games, baseball and golf. “It's not uncommon to see Nancy strap on the hockey skates to play a game or two herself,” said Kimmel. Nancy also coaches hockey and power skating.
“Nancy you are a dedicated and valuable member of our Country Junction Feeds team and on behalf of myself and our management and staff we want to congratulate you on this award,” said Kimmel. “Thank you for all that you have done for the poultry industry.”
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