Date: Nov. 29, 2011
Location: Mississauga, ON

OIA Central Branch Annual Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Mississauga, ON


“Sustainable Food Production”

Guest Speaker:  -  Dr. Ralph Martin, Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture and Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the University of Guelph

Dr. Martin will discuss his plans and the research program for this NEW position at the University.
Ralph Martin grew up on a beef and hog farm in Wallenstein, ON. He learned what is essential about agriculture from his grandfather, before he died when Ralph was seven. After 4-H, his formal education includes a B.A. and an M.Sc. in Biology from Carleton University and a Ph.D. in Plant Science from McGill University.  His love of teaching grew unexpectedly when he began teaching at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, in 1990, and realized how students teach him too. In 2001, he founded the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada to coordinate university research and education pertaining to organic systems, across Canada.  In 2011, he transferred from NSIA to OIA and was appointed as Professor and the Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production at OAC, University of Guelph.



  • Network time at 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm - Discuss what "Sustainable Food Production" means to us and how we can assist'?
  • Dinner at 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Guest Speaker at 7:45 pm





  • $25.00 and includes sit-down meal



  • Members may attend the guest speaker presentation only and there will be no cost for this.  (Please indicate when you RSVP.)
  • Please include your spouse and any guests.
  • Hamilton, Huronia, Niagara and Guelph Branch members as always welcome and are encouraged to join us.


Please RSVP to Darryl Worsley by Monday, Nov. 28th by e-mail at or by phone at 416-980-2760.



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