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Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers directors elected

During the 51st Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) Annual General Meeting, members elected three directors to represent District 1 through an online voting system that resulted in a record-setting voter turnout. Over 80% of eligible voters cast ballots in advance of the meeting that resulted in the following outcome:

  • Paul Mastronardi (Mastron Enterprises Ltd) – District 1
  • Rick Mastronardi (I.P.R. Farms Ltd.) – District 1
  • Peter Quiring (Nature Fresh Farms Inc.) – District 1

In District 2, Jan VanderHout (Beverly Greenhouses Ltd.) acclaimed one of the two vacancies on the Board.

Ken Forth, FARMS is honoured as OGVG’s 2018 Industry Builder Award recipient for his leadership and ongoing involvement with the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) and labour issues on behalf of Canadian growers.

The newly elected Directors are joined by the existing Directors whose terms continue through to October 31, 2019 to form the 2018-19 OGVG Board of Directors:

  • Kevin Safrance (Envirofresh Produce Ltd.) – District 1
  • Hilco Tamminga (Truly Green) – District 1
  • Bill Heeg (Sun Choice Produce ) – District 2
  • Marco Hoogenboom (Hoogenboom Family Farms Inc.) – District 2
  • James Neven (Neven Produce Inc.) District 2

Five Committee people were also acclaimed in each district. The following Committee people will represent their Districts for a one-year term ending October 31, 2019.

District 1 Committee People

  • Chris Del Greco (Under Sun Acres)
  • Dale DiCiocco (DiCiocco Sonny Farms Inc.)
  • Albert Mastronardi (H&A Mastronardi Farms Ltd.)
  • Jim Slater (Sunsation Acres)
  • Rodney Wright (Wright Greenhouses Ltd.)

District 2 Committee People

  • Ted Berkel (Berkel Greenhouses Inc.)
  • Trish Fournier (Lake Erie Farms Inc.)
  • Hardeep Singh (Singh Greenhouses)
  • Teranjit Singh (eNature Greenhouses)
  • 5th seat – Vacant and TBD

Any vacancies on the OGVG Board of Directors or Committees will be appropriately appointed as per OGVG policies. 

For more information:
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