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November 3, 2014, Guelph Ont – The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) has officially unveiled its new logo. It is part of a general refreshing of the organization’s corporate identity, which will culminate with the launch of a new website at the annual general meeting in January. “As…
October 27, 2014, Charlottetown, PEI – The deadline for submissions for the World Potato Congress Industry Awards is fast approaching. To insure deserving individuals are recognized, applications should be completed and forwarded soon. The World Potato Congress Awards are an important and prestigious event on the international potato scene. They…
July 14, 2014, Guelph, Ont – Dr. Tyler Whale has been hired as the new President of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies (OAFT). He will assume his position on September 2, taking over from retiring president Dr. Gord Surgeoner. Dr. Whale is currently the Industry Liaison Officer with the University of Guelph’s…
February 26, 2014, Charlottetown, PEI – The federal and P.E.I. governments recently announced the investment of $569,000 to RWL Holdings Ltd. in a bid to enhance the competitiveness of the region’s potato industry. RWL Holdings Ltd. plans to purchase new equipment for a high-speed potato wash facility. The optical-sensing sorting…
  January 15, 2014, Toronto, Ont – The Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO) is raising a glass to toast the record grape harvest and celebrate this winter’s Icewine harvest. “Ontario’s grape harvest set records this past autumn. It’s another superb harvest and it’s promising in terms of the quality of…
  January 14, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ont – Margaret Appleby was named the winner of the 2014 Chemtura Golden Apple Award. Appleby is an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Systems Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs (OMAF/MRA). The award was presented at the…
January 14, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ont – A former government and industry crop protection specialist has been honoured for his life-long contributions to the Ontario horticulture sector. Wayne Roberts was posthumously named the recipient of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) Award of Merit, which was presented at…
January 7, 2014, Abbotsford, BC – This is a reminder for growers to get their Short Course registration in on time.To receive the special early bird rate, or the discount for additional people from the same company/farm, the registration needs to be completed by January 13.Click the On-line Registration link…
December 17, 2013, Vineland, Ont – Charles Stevens of Newcastle is the new chair of the Ontario Apple Growers (OAG).Previously the organization’s vice chair, Stevens was elected at a recent meeting of the OAG’s board of directors to replace outgoing chair Brian Gilroy of Meaford, who has been in the…
December 13, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI – The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive.Gary Linkletter of Summerside was re-elected as chairman of the board. Linkletter is currently serving his second three-year term representing the tablestock sector for the Summerside district. He is a partner in Linkletter Farms, a…
December 13, 2013, Kentville, NS – Strawberry producers in Nova Scotia whose fields were impacted by a virus complex will receive $2.3 million in assistance.The industry-developed 2013 Canada-Nova Scotia Strawberry Assistance Initiative will provide up to $2.3 million to assist strawberry producers in Nova Scotia affected by a strawberry virus…
The Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association’s 150th anniversary celebration evoked an end-of-an-era feeling. The event was held at Blair House on the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre campus in Kentville, N.S., this past summer. The NSFGA used its sesquicentennial celebration to pay special tribute to three people who have…
October 21, 2013, Saskatoon, Sask – Farmers of North America (FNA) recently announced it has partnered with ILC Canada to provide FNA members with a full service solution to access Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) under federal programs to fill gaps in the farm labour market.Shortages in domestic farm labour are…
Aug. 2, 2013 – Farm & Food Care is conducting a survey of farmers this fall in hopes of determining how water is stored, used and managed on the farm.Farmers rely on water each day for the optimal growth of crops and providing livestock with water, but when do farmers…
June 28, 2013, Ottawa, Ont – CanadaGAP is now accepting nominations for candidates to serve on the board of directors for CanAgPlus, the corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP program. CanAgPlus relies on volunteer leaders to guide decision making and oversee management of CanadaGAP. Participation on the board of directors…

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