The Brant County Agricultural Awareness Committee was awarded the Farm & Food Care Champion Award for 2019. Farm & Food Care past chair Bruce Christie (left) and current board member Crispin Colvin (right) presented the award to committee members Barbara Sheardown and Jayne Miller.

The Brant County Agricultural Awareness Committee has been named 2019 recipient of Farm & Food Care Ontario’s Champion Award for its Bite of Brant program. Educational programs like these bring the story of agriculture close to home for school-aged children.

The B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative has appointed two new senior executives –Todd McMyn as chief executive officer (CEO) and Ross Dwhytie as chief financial officer (CFO). The Kelowna-based cooperative represents more than 400 local grower families.

L-R: Matthias Oppenlaender, chair, Grape Growers of Ontario, presents the 2019 Award of Merit to Ken Forth, flanked by Bill Schenck, vice-chair.

Ken Forth is the recipient of Grape Growers of Ontario 2019 Award of Merit.  The broccoli grower is president of the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Service (FARMS), and has dedicated his career to providing labour support for farmers and international agricultural workers.

Tony Aspler presents Doug Whitty, of 13th Street Winery, the Tony Aspler Cuvée Award for Excellence Saturday, March 23 in Niagara Falls.

Ontario’s $4.4 billion grape and wine industry celebrated pioneers and mentors as the 2019 season gets underway. The Tony Aspler Cuvée Award of Excellence went to Doug Whitty and the team at 13th Street Winery.

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