The B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative has appointed two new senior executives –Todd McMyn as chief executive officer (CEO) and Ross Dwhytie as chief financial officer (CFO). The Kelowna-based cooperative represents more than 400 local grower families.
Ken Forth is the recipient of Grape Growers of Ontario 2019 Award of Merit. The broccoli grower is president of the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Service (FARMS), and has dedicated his career to providing labour support for farmers and international agricultural workers.
Ontario’s $4.4 billion grape and wine industry celebrated pioneers and mentors as the 2019 season gets underway. The Tony Aspler Cuvée Award of Excellence went to Doug Whitty and the team at 13th Street Winery.
United Fresh Produce Association announced the recipients of the 2019 ‘Retail Produce Manager Awards.’ Two Canadians, Mike Burdi of Metro Ontario Inc. in Toronto and Elaine Fong of Calgary Co-op are among the 25 winners.
Dr. Ian Potter has been named the new CEO of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, effective April 1, 2019. He comes from senior leadership roles with the National Research Council (NRC) and Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF).
Fifteen volunteers have been named to the Ontario agriculture minister’s advisory group, including representatives for apples, grapes and tomatoes. Chris Van de Laar, the 2019 Grape King, is one of those volunteers.
Nova Scotian apple grower Lisa Jenereaux has taken on the role of president of the International Fruit Tree Association for the next two years. She’s supported by her family operation, Spurr Bros., based at Melvern Square.
Mastronardi Produce has teamed up with John Paul DeJoria to make quality, flavourful produce more widely accessible. The concept? To develop advanced high-density farming systems for underserved markets around the globe.
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced 15 winning participants for the 2019 ‘Passion for Produce’ program at this year’s convention and trade show in Montreal. Kara Badder is one of eight women nominated to attend.