The Canadian Horticultural Council has some new faces at the table for 2019. Ontario apple grower Brian Gilroy remains president while Ontario greenhouse cucumber grower Jan VanderHout moves into the vice-president’s role.
They are joined by the following directors: Marcus Janzen and Peter Simonsen, British Columbia; Beth Connery and David Hoekstra, Prairies; Bill George, Ontario; Stephanie Levasseur and Jocelyn St-Denis, Quebec; Gerald Dykerman and one more to be announced for the Maritimes.
Chairs of the various committees are as follows:
Ken Forth, Trade and Marketing Committee
Mark Wales, Business Risk Management Committee
Nathan Warkentin, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Committee
Jody Mott, Industry Standards and Food Safety Committee
Beth Connery, Labour Committee
Jason Smith, Crop, Plant Protection and Environment Committee
Linda Delli Santi, Greenhouse Committee
Joanne Driscoll, Vegetable Committee
Bill Zylmans, Potato Committee
Brian Gilroy, Apple and Fruit Committee
The next annual general meeting will be held from March 10-12, 2020 in Ottawa.