Tom and Carol Chudleigh are surrounded by their family on the occasion of winning the Ayrsta Golden Apple Award.

Innovative apple grower Tom Chudleigh, who was instrumental in establishing pick-your-own orchards as a popular agri-tourism activity in Ontario, is the winner of this year’s Arysta Golden Apple Award. He shares the award with wife Carol and family. 

L-R:  Back row:  Fred Meyers, Kenny Forth, Carl Atkinson, Alison Robertson (executive director), Norm Charbonneau, Mike Chromczak, Mark Wales, Ken Forth, Jason Verkaik, Charles Stevens. Front row: Jan VanderHout, Bill George, Shawn Brenn.  Photo by Glenn Lowson.

Grape grower Bill George Jr. was elected as the new chair of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) at the organization’s 160th annual general meeting, February 19, 2019.  Apple grower Charles Stevens is the new OFVGA vice chair.

L-R: Bill George, chair, OFVGA; Ken Linington; Ken Forth, OFVGA labour section chair

Longtime horticultural labour issues advisor Ken Linington is the winner of this year’s Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association Award of Merit. He was honoured at the OFVGA annual banquet in Niagara Falls, February 19, 2019.

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association used the backdrop of Canada’s Agriculture Day to announce its future focus on reducing food waste. The supply chain will be examining how the system produces so much plenty, yet loses so much from gate to plate.