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'Strong leader … good team player' wins WI agriculture award

Mary Robinson, a former president of the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, is this year's winner of the 2017 Women in Agriculture Award from the P.E.I. Women’s Institute.

Award was presented on Saturday

Mary Robinson, shown here with her daughter Catherine Roberts, is this year's winner of the Women's Institute Women in Agriculture Award. (Laura Meader/CBC)

Mary Robinson, a former president of the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, is this year's winner of the 2017 Women in Agriculture Award from the P.E.I. Women's Institute.

Robinson's family has been farming in Augustine Cove since 1810. She has served on the board of directors of the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture for eight years, including as president in 2015 and 2016.

When Mary speaks, people listen.- David Mol

She is also involved in the Canadian Agriculture Human Resources Council, the National Program Advisory Council to the Federal Minister of Agriculture, and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.

"Mary is a strong leader and has always encouraged the active participation of others. She is an extremely effective board member, very willing to pitch in, a good team-player and always shows up prepared to discuss the issues," said PEIFA president David Mol in a news release.

"When Mary speaks, people listen."

The award ceremony was held on Saturday at Credit Union Place in Summerside.

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