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OGVG to welcome new chairperson


October 8, 2010
By Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

Oct. 8, 2010, Leamington, Ont. – Don Taylor has been appointed
chairperson of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) board of
directors. He will begin his new duties on Nov. 1.

Oct. 8, 2010, Leamington, Ont. – Don Taylor has been appointed chairperson of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) board of directors. He will begin his new duties on Nov. 1.
Taylor was appointed by the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (OFPMC).  He replaces current chair Len Roozen, who has led the OGVG board the past three years.
Taylor comes to OGVG after a 32-year career with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). He was a member of OMAFRA's executive committee for eight years. During this period, he also served as the chair of the Farm Products Marketing Commission and as OMAFRA's chief administrative officer.
"The OGVG board was active in the process of selection for chair," said OGVG vice-chairperson Jan VanderHout. "Don will be a great asset for OGVG."
Adds vice-chairperson Jim Slater: "Don's previous experience and skill set made him an excellent candidate for Chair. We are very pleased to welcome him to the board."
Taylor is a graduate from the University of Guelph with a bachelor of science in agriculture and the University of Alberta with a master of science also in agriculture.

(Excerpted from the October 2010 OGVG newsletter.)

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