Specialty Fruit Session at OFVC – Feb 20

Join us to learn more about exciting opportunities in fruit production during the Specialty Fruit session at the 2014 OFVC taking place on Thursday, February 20th.

Speakers include:

  • 9:30-10:30 am: Lee Reich, Horticultural Consultant and Writer, New York: Uncommon Fruits with Potential for Commercialisation
  • 10:30-11 am: Mira and Greg Melien, Boreal Berry Farm & Winery, Ontario: Experiences with Haskap Production and Marketing in Ontario
  • 11-11:30 am: Laura Poppy, AAFC, Saskatchewan: Seabuckthorn – Next Superfruit for Canada

For more information and to register, please visit the OFVC website at http://www.ofvc.ca.

About the speakers:
Lee Reich
Lee Reich, PhD is an avid ‘farmdener’ (more than a gardener, less than a farmer), gardening consultant, and writer from New Paltz, NY who has worked in fruit research with the U.S.D.A. and Cornell University. He is the author, most recently, of The Pruning Book and Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden.

Greg Melien
Greg is President of the Ontario Haskap Association and co-owner of Boreal Berry Farm & Winery, the largest commercial Haskap orchard in eastern Canada. Greg has an extensive background in northern horticulture and for the past 10 years has worked on plant breeding and market development for northern Ontario fruits, specializing in Haskap berries.

Laura Poppy
Laura has 20 years of experience as an agroforestry specialist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Her work has taken her across the country and around the world in support of agroforestry. She primarily works with researchers to develop agroforestry science with a focus on woody plants such as sea buckthorn.

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