Tom Young was honoured with an Outstanding Advisor Award by the Canada-China Agriculture and Food Development Exchange Centre Inc. (CCAGR). Tom was recognized for providing mentorship to Youming Zhao, CCAGR president, who joined the Ontario Institute of Agrologists in 2002. Tom worked with Mr. Zhao to find a job in the agricultural industry, and became his mentor as he obtained his professional agrologist qualification in 2004. Since then, Tom has supported Mr. Zhao to create the CCAGR with the mandate to support Canadian and Chinese agricultural professionals, university professors, senior government officers and entrepreneurs.
Tom is a professional agrologist having been a member of the Ontario Institute of Agrologists (OIA) since 1989. He has mentored a number of young agrologists over the years. He is currently working with Michael Preston in the Toronto office as his OIA mentor. Together they work on a number of agricultural related projects across Ontario.
Pictured (from left to right) are Dr. Doug Yungblut, Tom Young and Mr. Youming Zhao.