Date: Feb. 9, 2016
Location: Vineland Station, ON


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OIA Niagara Branch Meeting - February 2016


Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Location: Grand Oak Culinary Market (4600 Victoria Ave., Vineland  MAP)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Viliam Zvalo, Research Scientist, Vegetable Production, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Viliam holds a PhD in Plant Physiology/Soil Ecology from the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia and an Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Viliam brings a wealth of experience after spending 13 years at Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. in Nova Scotia. While at Perennia, he was instrumental in the development of a commercial sweet potato industry in Nova Scotia, while also introducing other new crops to the region such as hops, brassica greens and oilseed pumpkin. At Vineland he is leading the World Crop Program with objective to develop production systems for non-traditional crops such as okra, Chinese long and Indian round eggplants.

Topic: Research Activities at Vineland

Time: Networking: 5:30 pm

           Dinner: 6:00 pm [Menu likely will contain fish or seafood. Please note allergies or dislikes.]

           Program: 7:00 pm

Cost: $30 inclusive + beverage donation

All interested guests welcome.

Please confirm attendance and indicate any dietary restrictions by Friday, Feb. 5 to Neil Miles, P.Ag. Sr. Dist. by email at nmiles@cogeco.ca or by phone at 905-687-6964.

 

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