Dave Harrison

Dave Harrison

Wednesday, 01 November 2017
November 2017 – Canada is full of young, skilled and knowledgeable people who are driving the greenhouse industry forward.”
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
November 2017 – Last month we talked about the looming labour challenge in agriculture, and in particular in the greenhouse sector. The shortage has been identified by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) in its report, Agriculture 2025: How the Sector’s Labour Challenges Will Shape its Future.”
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Oct. 31, Columbus, OH – The cut flower team at Dümmen Orange have released the first in a five-part video series that focuses on creative, seasonally inspired applications of their standout cut flower products.
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Oct. 31, 2017, Ottawa – Canada and Syngenta Canada Inc. have renewed an expanded partnership that will see Syngenta Canada be the pillar partner for 4-H Canada’s Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security programming for the next three years.
Monday, 30 October 2017
Oct. 30, 2017, Langley, B.C. – Bevo Agro Inc. is celebrating a record-setting year.
Monday, 30 October 2017
Oct. 30, 2017, Leamington – Big things come in small packages, and the newest addition to the NatureFresh Farms product line should be huge in the market.
Friday, 27 October 2017
Oct. 27, 2017, Smiths Falls,Ont. – Tweed Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation, and DNA Holding LLC  have renewed and expanded their partnership through to October 2022.
Friday, 27 October 2017
Oct. 27 2017, Kingsville, Ont. – There was even greater cause for celebration than usual during this year’s annual general meeting of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Oct. 26, 2017, Mississauga, Ont. – What is the potential for raspberry and blackberry production, including indoor crops?
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Oct. 26, 2017, Regina – Farm Credit Canada (FCC), along with its industry partners, participating schools and volunteers, have provided over 7.2 million meals for food banks nationwide, far surpassing this year’s goal for FCC Drive Away Hunger.

Windset Farms of B.C. is among the sponsors. It is one of North America’s largest greenhouse vegetable companies.

“Every meal is a step toward a better future for someone who truly needs a helping hand,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO, in announcing the results of this year’s collection in support of Canada’s food banks.

“We are proud of those who work everyday to produce food, partners who donate and help us collect food, and of those who volunteer at food banks and school meal programs across Canada,” Hoffort said. “We are all connected to the common cause of reducing hunger in our communities and making a difference in Canadians’ lives.”

FCC Drive Away Hunger involves driving a tractor and trailer through communities to collect food and cash donations for food banks across the country.

During the week of Oct. 9, FCC teams drove tractors through communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

IMPORTANT PARTNERSHIPS

Partners are a major contributor to the success of FCC Drive Away Hunger. Platinum partners were BDO Canada, The Meat Factory Limited, Courchesne Larose, Chenail Fruits and Legumes and Dedicated Harvesters.

Eight national partners also played an important role by committing cash and collecting donations in helping FCC achieve its goal: Parrish and Heimbecker Limited, Windset Farms, Co-op, BroadGrain Commodities Inc., SWT, Ray-Mont Logistics and Nutrigroupe.

In addition to its annual food collection tractor tour, FCC contributed a total of $100,000 in support of food programs offered at 100 schools across Canada. In September, each school received $1,000 to feed hungry children at school.

“We’re especially thankful to the students who took the time to collect items from home to donate to their local food banks,” Hoffort said. “Their generosity and caring toward those in need is truly inspiring.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

FCC Drive Away Hunger is FCC’s flagship community investment program. Since 2004, FCC employees, customers and community partners have provided over 40 million meals to food banks in Canada. To learn more, visit www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca.

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $31 billion. Visit


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