New Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers' Chair Appointed to Support Growth of the Sector
January 31, 2019
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Dave Hope has been appointed as Chair of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers Board.
This is an important industry with significant potential for growth. We are confident that in working together, Dave and the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers Board will strengthen the industry.
As a former mixed livestock farmer raised on an eighth-generation farm in Ontario, Dave has extensive agriculture experience, in addition to his years of service working for the Ontario government at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. I have had the pleasure of working with Dave and am confident that with his knowledge and experience, Dave and the Board will further advance the processing vegetable industry in Ontario.
I would like to thank the former chair, Suzanne van Bommel, for her hard work and service to Ontario's processing vegetable sector.
I look forward to working with Dave and the Board of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers to grow the industry together.
Hon. Ernie Hardeman
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Jeff Wigle, Minister's Office, 416-326-3067
Kristy Denette, Communications Branch, 519-826-3145
For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300