The Governor General appointed three members of the agricultural community as Members of the Order of Canada on December 29, 2021. They include Ken Knox, a former deputy minister of agriculture for Ontario, and Hazel and John Robinson, agricultural leaders in Prince Edward Island.
Chaired by Beth Pattillo, this volunteer committee serves a technical advisory role to the CanAgPlus board of directors. Its role is to review proposed updates to the CanadaGAP food safety manuals.
At the December meeting of the board of directors, Cathy McKay was re-elected as chair of the Ontario Apple Growers. She is joined by Brian Rideout as vice-chair.
Root vegetable grower Quinton Woods and garlic grower Joann Chechalk were elected to the board of directors at the association’s annual general meeting.