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Published March 11, 2016

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Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers to implement new program for increasing sales in U.S. markets 

 

LEAMINGTON, ON – March 11, 2016 – Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is pleased to announce funding from Growing Forward 2 (GF2) for up to $172,000 over the next two years to implement a Retail Educational Merchandising Program for the U.S. market. 

 

The goals of this project are to educate U.S. retailers on best merchandising practices, develop and strengthen supply chain relationships, and ultimately increase Ontario greenhouse vegetable sales in the U.S. marketplace. 

 

“Our government is happy to support organizations like the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers through Growing Forward 2 to reach new markets, and promote Ontario’s high quality and delicious produce at home and abroad. By working with industry organizations we can expand opportunities for Ontario products in foreign markets and build a larger, stronger agri-food sector here in Ontario.” – Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 

 

“The greenhouse vegetable sector is an important part of Canadian agriculture. The Government of Canada is pleased to support this program to increase sales and continue to grow the agri-food sector.” – Lawrence MacAulay, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food 

 

General Manager, Rick Seguin notes that “OGVG is pleased to have the support of both the Federal and Provincial Governments with this very important initiative. The demands for retail education have multiplied and OGVG is committed to the development of an educational program for the U.S. marketplace. With rapid changing supply chain demands, OGVG’s education program will offer additional product knowledge and allow OGVG to expand on established and create new relationships to increase the overall demand of Ontario greenhouse vegetables.” 

 

For more information about OGVG visit www.ogvg.com. 

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This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. 

The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario. 

 

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About OGVG 

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is a not-for-profit organization, formed in 1967, representing approximately 220 members who grow greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers on over 2,500 acres in Ontario, Canada. Our growers span from Windsor to Niagara and as far north as Ottawa. 

 

For Media Inquiries Contact 

Rick Seguin, General Manager 

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers 

32 Seneca Road, Leamington, Ontario N8H 5H7 

T 519-326-2604 or 1-800-265-6926 

F 519-326-7842 

Email: rseguin@ontariogreenhouse.com 

Website: www.ogvg.com