Canadian Produce Person of the Year

Murray Driediger

For the 45th time, U.S. based publication The Packer has honoured a Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  Murray Driediger, BC Fresh president and CEO, received the award at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) convention and trade show. It was timely recognition of 40 years in the industry and his chairing of the signature event in Vancouver under the theme “Fire and Ice.” 

 

Driediger started out on his family’s berry farm near Langley, BC at the tender age of 19. His passion for produce was evident early on as he expanded the family business with a cooler that proved seminal for the future. In 1997, he sold his shares in the berry business and became general manager of the BC Vegetable Marketing Commission. During these years, he has been a third-time director of the CPMA as well as a director to the Canadian Horticultural Council.

 

In 2017, the BC Produce Marketing Association lauded him as Produce Person of the Year.

 

Never satisfied to sit on his laurels, the BC Fresh organization – consisting of 30 farm families – is moving into a new 55,000 square-foot facility in May. 

If latest news: 
Check if it is latest news (for "Latest News" page)
Publish date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Click to leave a comment

CAPTCHA
For security purposes, please confirm you are not a robot!

RELATED NEWS

CPMA Booth Awards

This award-winning booth by Peak of the Market was a warm-up practice for the Winnipeg Jets winning over the Nashville Predators. 

CPMA Convention Awards

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recognized industry leaders at the 93rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, British Columbia this past week. As part of the Convention program, awards were given to industry leaders for their ongoing commitment to the produce industry in Canada – and the overall health of Canadians.

Farm & Food Care Ontario board

Farm & Food Care Ontario elects 2018-2019 board of directors. Christine Schoonderwoerd moves into the role of chair. 

OMAFRA’s new vegetable specialist

OMAFRA announces a new vegetable crop specialist to be stationed in Ridgetown, Ontario. Amanda Tracey brings years of experience to the position.   

Farm & Food Care Champion Award

No stranger to horticulture, Jamie Reaume is honoured for his agricultural advocacy by Farm & Food Care Ontario. One of his former roles was founder and executive director of the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association.