The Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association recognized excellence among its members recently with awards in several categories of direct farm marketing.
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.
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.
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 Ontario Apple Growers, Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board are partnering to conduct an economic impact study of their sectors.
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is looking for participants to taste samples from their greenhouse tomato program and provide feedback on various qualities.
The Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program will provide $50 million over five years for adoption of new technology, environmental sustainability, strategic development and capacity building, and emerging issues.
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.