Podcast episode 6

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its sixth podcast episode with guest Rich Feenstra, an apple grower from Beamsville, Ontario.


Feenstra has been farming for about 15 years and shares his story about getting involved with the Ontario Apple Growers. He talks about the importance of getting involved at the board level and offers some advice for young growers. From there we discuss the changes that he has made on his farm in order to stay competitive, including investments like an apple picking platform. We conclude our conversation by talking about the importance of staying positive through difficult growing seasons.


Podcasts will be released every other Thursday. 


Past podcast guests 


Shawn Brenn, potato grower, Brenn-B Farms, Waterdown, ON

Kevin Howe, fruit and vegetable grower and industry leader, Howe Family Farm, Aylmer, ON

Chris Veillon –  chief marketing officer for Pure Flavor, a greenhouse grower and marketer located in Leamington, ON

John Thwaites – tender fruit grower (pears), Niagara on the Lake, ON

Dusty Zamecnick – berry grower (strawberry propagation, blueberries, and hops), Frogmore, ON


Upcoming podcast guests 


November 23 – Larry McIntosh, president & CEO, Peak of the Market, Winnipeg, MB

December 7 – Blake Johnston, Aylesford, Nova Scotia, cranberry grower & Murray Johnston, cranberry grower, Bala, Ontario


[Podcasts can be downloaded on SoundCloud, iTunes or Google Play apps on your Smartphone device]

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Publish date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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