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Growing Horticulture: Meet our panellists

November 8, 2021  By Fruit & Vegetable and Greenhouse Canada

In part one of our Growing Horticulture virtual roundtable discussion, we introduce you to the panellists contributing their thoughts and insights on the labour and staffing challenges that the horticulture industry is facing.

Hosted by Greta Chiu, editor of Greenhouse Canada magazine, and Alex Barnard, associate editor of Fruit & Vegetable magazine, the roundtable featured speakers from varying roles within the horticulture sector.

  • Dusty Zamencik, EZ Grow Farms, Langton, Ont.
  • Stephanie Slaman, John Slaman Greenhouses Ltd., Burford, Ont.
  • Laura Bryce, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, B.C.
  • Kim Wickwire, Olds College, Olds, Alta.
  • Niki Bennett, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, Leamington, Ont.
  • Tania Humphrey, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Vineland, Ont.


Watch part 2 to learn about the challenges faced by panellists in hiring, training and retaining talent in the sector.

Thank you to A.M.A. Horticulture for sponsoring this roundtable discussion.


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