L-R: Brian Gilroy, CHC president; Tom O’Neill, Honourary Life Member; Linda Delli Santi, Outstanding Achievement Award; Rebecca Lee, CHC executive director; Tracy Shinners-Carnelley, Doug Connery Award; Shirley Archambault, Honourary Life Member

Collaborative. Untiring. Tenacious. These are some of the adjectives that Brian Gilroy, president, Canadian Horticultural Council used to describe four award winners at the 98thannual general meeting in Ottawa. 

:  L-R: Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Rebecca Lee, executive director, Canadian Horticultural Council, Brian Gilroy, chair, CHC and Bill Zylmans, BC potato grower.

Ag minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, flanked by Rebecca Lee, executive director, CHC and Brian Gilroy, chair CHC, is thanked by BC potato grower Bill Zylmans for more than $2.3 million to manage costly potato disease. 

The European Food Safety Authority is closely monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus disease. Ironically, its headquarters are based in Parma, in the north of Italy, part of the lockdown by the Italian government.

Be safe. Be well. Never was that more important than in 2020 as some farmers are reflecting on last year’s tough harvest and planning spring planting.