The University of Guelph conferred an honorary degree on broccoli grower Ken Forth during convocation ceremonies on June 12. He was cited for his decades of leadership work on the labour file that has taken him to Mexico, the Caribbean and meetings in Europe.
With more than 25 years of experience in public affairs and communications, Chris Davison is leaving corporate and government affairs in Syngenta’s Guelph, Ontario office to take up a new role in Washington, DC. He is the new head, business sustainability for Syngenta North America.
The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity has hired John Jamieson as its new president and CEO. Most recently, Jamieson served as deputy minister of agriculture and fisheries, and deputy minister of rural and regional development in Prince Edward Island. He was also a past executive director of the Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture.
Bloyce Thompson is adding extra roles to his daily routine of milking Holstein cows. He is Prince Edward Island’s new minister of agriculture and land, justice and public safety and attorney general.
BCfresh has appointed produce veteran Dawn Gray to its board of directors. This year marks her 40th year in the global produce industry, having worked with some of the top produce companies in the world.
Louise Fresco, president of Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands joined Syngenta’s board of directors, effective April 12, 2019. The university is highly regarded world-wide for its research in horticulture and other agricultural sciences.