New Board of Directors Announced

Published December 4, 2015

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Leamington, Ontario, December 4, 2015 - The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors for the 2015-16 growing season. During the Annual General Meeting held in Brantford October 27th, the members elected five Directors to the 2015 Board of Directors for a two-year term:

  • Kevin Safrance (Envirofresh Produce Ltd.) - District 1
  • Hilco Tamminga (Truly Green Farms) - District 1
  • Naunihal Gill (eNature Greenhouses) - District 2
  • Marco Hoogenboom (Hoogenboom Farms) - District 2
  • James Neven (Neven Produce) - District 2


Following the Annual General Meeting, one seat for a term of one-year remained vacant. On November 13, 2015, the District 2 Greenhouse Vegetable Producers' Committee appointed Jan VanderHout (Beverly Greenhouses) as a Director for a one-year term. Those Directors are joined by the following Directors whose terms continue through to October 31, 2016:


  • James Cornies (Cornies Farms) - District 1
  • Paul Mastronardi (Mastron Enterprises Ltd.) - District 1
  • Jim Slater (Sunsation Acres) - District 1
  • Mike Vanderzwet (St. David's Hydroponics) - District 2


The new Board held its first meeting on November 25, 2015 in London and elected James Cornies and Jan VanderHout as Vice-Chairs of OGVG from their respective districts for 2015-16. In addition the following Directors were elected to chair OGVG Committees for the upcoming year:

Energy & Environmental Committee - Hilco Tamminga (Truly Green)

Finance Committee - Naunihal Gill (eNature Farms)

Food Safety Committee - James Cornies (Cornies Farms)

Marketing Committee - Jim Slater (Sunsation Acres)

Research Committee - Marco Hoogenboom (Hoogenboom Farms)


About OGVG

The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is a not-for-profit organization representing 210 farmers who grow greenhouse tomato, cucumber and bell pepper crops in Ontario, Canada. OGVG was formed in 1967. The organization represents and supports research on behalf of the Ontario greenhouse growers. OGVG also promotes greenhouse vegetables through various media and tradeshows.

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