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November 18, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Ornamental hort sector gets major boost
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‘Incredibly humbling to be presented with this award’

Mastronardi Produce chairman Don Mastronardi has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA). >> Read full article

Employers see shortfalls in skills

Despite Canada's track record in producing highly educated graduates, employers report that deficits in key skills are resulting in lower quality products and services, weaker productivity and less innovation. >> Read full article

Vineland hosting major poinsettia open house

Some 125 varieties, including over 30 numbered selections, will be featured at this year’s Poinsettia Cultivar Open House at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. >> Read full article

Working to prevent farm labour shortages

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has initiated a research project to identify and validate four critical roles that span all commodities within agriculture to clarify skill requirements and assist stakeholders in addressing the skills and labour shortages facing agriculture now and in the future. >> Read full article

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Ornamental hort sector gets major boost

Ottawa is providing $2.3 million to the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance for a national research cluster to help address the industry’s top priorities. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Great Lakes Expo

Dec. 9-11, 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich. >> More Info

Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomato Intensive

Jan. 4-Jan 9, 2015
Location: Controlled Environment Agriculture Center - Tucson, AZ >> More Info

Congress 2015

Jan. 6-Jan. 8, 2015
Location: Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ont. >> More Info

Cents

Jan. 7- Jan 9, 2015
Location: Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH >> More Info