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December 16, 2011
By Flowers Canada Ontario

Dec. 16, 2011, Jordan, Ont. – Flowers Canada Ontario will update members on association priorities at a meeting here on Jan. 12.

Dec. 16, 2011, Jordan, Ont. – Flowers Canada Ontario will update members on association priorities at a meeting here on Jan. 12.

The meeting will be held at the Best Western Beacon Harbourside. Registration begins at 8:30. Program highlights include:

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• 9:00 a.m. – Pest Management in Greenhouse Ornamentals: Successes, Challenges and Future Endeavours, presented by Cary Gates.

• 9:45 a.m. – Phytosanitary Update: CFIA Challenges, by Michel-Antoine Renaud.

• 10:30 a.m. – Government Relations – TOGA (the Ontario Greenhouse Alliance), FCO (Flowers Canada Ontario), FCG (Flowers Canada Growers), and COHA (Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance): Representing the Grower, by James Farrar and Dean Shoemaker.

• 11:15 a.m. – The Future of Our Industry: A Roundtable Discussion, chaired by Gerard Schouwenaar.

The meeting will conclude with lunch served to registered guests.

There is no charge to register, but you must be an Ontario Floriculture Producer Member to attend. To register, contact Lynn Postma at 800-698-0113, ext. 221, or e-mail lynn@fco.on.ca.

For other industry updates, visit the FCO website.

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