Industry Builder Award for Jan VanderHout:

CAN(ON): OGVG elects new Board members

The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers' 50th Annual General Meeting was held on October 24th, 2017, at the Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville, ON. The meeting was very well attended with over 130 members and guests in attendance to celebrate the 50th.

An election was required in District 1 and following a vote, Kevin Safrance and Hilco Tamminga were elected for a second term. Bill Heeg, Marco Hoogenboom and James Neven acclaimed their seats in District 2. The new Board of Directors for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year are:

District 1
Paul Mastronardi* - Hazel Farms
Jason Whitcher* - Cecelia Acres
Peter Quiring* - Nature Fresh Farms
Kevin Safrance – EnviroFresh Farms
Hilco Tamminga – Truly Green

District 2
Jan VanderHout* - Beverly Greenhouses
Mike Vanderzwet* - St. David’s Hydroponics
Bill Heeg – Sunchoice Greenhouses
Marco Hoogenboom – Hoogenboom Family Farms
James Neven – Foothill Greenhouses

* 1 year remaining

Cake Cutting Ceremony 
Pictured from left to right are:
Jim Clark, Farm Products Marketing Commission, 
Kevin Safrance, OGVG Vice-Chair, District 1 James Neven, OGVG Vice-Chair, District 2 
George Gilvesy, OGVG Chair.

The following growers have acclaimed a seat as Committee Persons for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year are:
District 1 District 2
i) Albert Mastronardi i) Trish Fournier
ii) Jim Slater ii) Vacant
iii) Rodney Wright iii) Vacant
iv) Jordan Kniaziew iv) Vacant
v) Vacant v) Vacant

The Board will appoint members to fill vacancies as a Committee Person at the next Board meeting in November, 2017.

Jan VanderHout (left), OGVG Director, presents the Industry Builder Award to Don Taylor.

For more information:
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

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