The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.
The Grower, with a track record of 138 years as a horticultural publication, is never too old for awards. We’re proud to share the back stories of two awards from the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation.
Ontario’s $100 million processing vegetable sector is undergoing governance changes. The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has appointed Suzanne Van Bommel chair of the board for a two-year term and announced four directors.
Glen Murray resigned his post as Ontario’s minister of the environment and climate change on July 31, leaving his successor to implement the transition to a low-carbon economy through the cap-and-trade program. The provincial Liberals have appointed Chris Ballard to the post, with the view that he can stickhandle the sensitive environment file until the June 2018 election. He leaves the ministry of housing for the challenging portfolio that includes everything from energy to water.