Longtime horticultural labour issues advisor Ken Linington is the winner of this year’s Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association Award of Merit. He was honoured at the OFVGA annual banquet in Niagara Falls, February 19, 2019.
Anne Verhallen, soil management specialist for horticulture crops with the Ontario ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs, was honoured as one of this year’s Soil Champion award recipients.
Ken Knox, former deputy minister of the Ontario ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs, has been appointed by the Ontario government as chair of the Ontario Food Terminal Board. He has a one-year term ending January 16, 2020.
Nova Scotia has a new minister in the federal cabinet in the new portfolio of Rural Economic Development. She’s MP Bernadette Jordan who has represented the riding of South Shore-St. Margarets since 2015.
Niagara’s grape and wine industry is mourning the untimely passing of Michèle Bosc, the vice-president of marketing and administration for Chateau des Charmes winery. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the trail-blazing winery had just celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018.