Podcast episode 4

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower News is pleased to release its fourth podcast episode with guest Kevin Howe, fruit and vegetable grower and industry leader, Howe Family Farm located in Aylmer, Ontario.


Given that Halloween is just around the corner, we will be chatting with Kevin about growing pumpkins. We will learn about his no-till approach to growing pumpkins, as well as the many different varieties that his family grows. From there we will talk about the importance of water conservation and drip irrigation. As a leader in the industry, we will talk about the exciting changes happening with the Ontario Berry Growers Association. We will end our discussion talking the changes to Ontario’s minimum wage laws. Kevin will offer his perspective and share how you can speak up for your farm!


In the podcast we talk about minimum wage. Here's the link that we promised you called "letter: advice to farmers." 


Podcasts will be released every other Thursday. 


Past podcast guests 


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 


October 26 – Eugenia Banks, consultant, Ontario Potato Board and potato grower, Shawn Brenn, Brenn-B Farms, Waterdown, ON

November 9 – Rich Feenstra, apple grower, Beamsville, ON

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

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Publish date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017

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