Management
March 9, 2016, Kingsville, Ont. – Eight years and counting! Mastronardi Produce is celebrating its eighth consecutive year of being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
Feb. 9, 2017, Vancouver – Village Farms International Inc. has been named to the 2017 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market last year.
January 2017 – Ian Adamson, owner of Greenbelt Greenhouse, credits the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program for helping him carefully examine his financial position and then significantly improve it by installing innovative packing equipment that increased productivity and his bottom line while decreasing water consumption in his operation.
Oct. 17, 2016, Ottawa – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has developed the Ag Smart-Association App (ASApp) to help agricultural associations save money, engage members and improve revenues through a powerful new phone app. After rigorous testing, ASApp was launched this fall via Apple and Google App stores.
Oct. 17, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – The latest round of Ontario farm property assessments are in the mail. Every four years, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) updates assessments on all properties for tax purposes, including farm property. This year’s assessments reflect new property values as of Jan. 1, 2016.
September 2016 – A posthumous award was among those presented by the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association last year during its annual awards reception during the Green Industry Show and Conference in Calgary.
September 2016 – For people who want nothing to do with gambling, I wonder why they are living in a casino. Greenhouse operators are farmers and they like to take a gamble. They take big risks every time a decision is put into action.
September 2016 – “The roots of education are bitter,” Aristotle once said, “but the fruit is sweet.”
August 2016 – Almost a year of research is coming to fruition for the “Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA)” project and the results indicate that more needs to be done to increase gender diversity in leadership roles in the industry.   
June 30, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – Farmers are among the most vulnerable when it comes to mental health, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.
May 2, 2016, Delta, B.C. — The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), a nonprofit that brings together workers, growers and retailers to produce safer, more responsibly grown fruits and vegetables, today announced that fresh fruits and vegetables labeled “Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured™” from Windset Farms® are now available at select Costco locations in the northwest United States.
March 9, 2016, Victor, NY — Jeff Distasio has been named national sales manager at BioWorks, home to the RootShield®, BotaniGard®, CEASE®, Molt-X®, MilStop®, NemaShield® and SuffOil-X® brands of biopesticides and Verdanta® and ON-Gard® brands of biofertilizers.
Jan. 21, 2016, Toronto — Government rules and paperwork continue to hit farmers even harder than other small business owners, according to survey data released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), on day four of Red Tape Awareness Week™.
Jan. 18, 2016, Beamsville, Ont. — Andrew Hendriks Jr. knows that the only way to stay competitive in the greenhouse industry is to constantly evolve.
February 2016 — In researching the history of the magazine for our December edition, a celebration of our 35 years of growing with you, I was struck by how receptive the industry has been to change.
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