The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $330,000 in the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This commitment supports research projects that will benefit Ontario's greenhouse sector and municipalities.
"Agri-food research leads to innovative technologies, tools and solutions," said Toby Barrett, Parliamentary Assistant to the provincial Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "Making strategic investments like the projects announced today, help the sector be more competitive in the future."
"This investment allows us to expand our capabilities and enhance our leadership role in driving and supporting growth across the province's horticulture sector. We are grateful for the province's continued confidence in Vineland and thankful for their support through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership," said Ian Potter, President and CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.
"The Vineland Research Centre (VRIC) is key to Niagara's innovative agriculture and agri-food success. From fruit to flowers, trees to vines, VRIC has a track record of delivering results in partnerships with farmers and academia across Ontario, leading to good jobs and economic growth," said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West. "Today's announcement demonstrates our government's commitment to excellence in agriculture and research."
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)