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P.E.I. farmers honoured with annual industry awards

From left to right: PEI Potato Board Chairman Wayne Townshend presents Potato Industry Recognition Award to Peter McKenna .
P.E.I. Potato Board chair Wayne Townshend, left, presents Potato Industry Recognition Award to Peter McKenna . - contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Three Island farmers have been recognized with an annual award for their contributions to P.E.I.’s potato farming industry.

The P.E.I. Potato Board delivered three potato industry recognition awards to Peter McKenna, Charles and Wilhelmina Murphy and Morley Wood.

McKenna currently runs Kings County Produce with his son, which specializes in P.E.I. potato exports. The Murphys run Murphy's Seed Potatoes, which ships seed potatoes throughout North America. Wood is a fifth-generation farmer specializing in tablestock and seed potatoes and was one of the founding partners of Mid-Isle Farms.

P.E.I. Potato Board director Donald Stavert, left, presents a potato industry recognition award to Morley Wood. - Contributed
P.E.I. Potato Board director Donald Stavert, left, presents a potato industry recognition award to Morley Wood. - Contributed

The three recipients will be recognized at next year's banquet.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's banquet was not held, said board officials in an April 6 release.

The awards are given annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the potato industry through their business, volunteering and share their expertise with various committees, boards and organizations that work on issues of importance to the potato industry.

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