Date: Apr. 14, 2018
Location: Milton, ON


The OIA 59th Annual General Meeting will take place

on Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:30 AM

at the Puslinch Hall, Country Heritage Park 

in Milton, Ontario.

*** Please note registration for Speaker Program/Lunch/Tour is now CLOSED! ***

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Registration / Coffee

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM OIA 59th AGM (No Cost to Attend)

AGM Agenda

OIA 58th AGM Minutes

OIA 2017 Financial Statements


11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Speaker Program

With legalization and regulation on recreational marijuana come into effect on July 1, 2018, many are interested in hearing the ins-and-outs of the cannabis industry.  Our Speaker Program this year will feature experts in cannabis industry to network, provide information and share their perspectives on this hot topic.

  • Emily Moeller, M.Sc. (Research Manager, Molecular Science Corp)

Canadian Cannabis: The Who, What and How of the Industry

Shortly before graduating from her Master’s degree from the University of Guelph, Emily joined Bedrocan Canada as the Head Grower and Production Manager. Here, she was able to contribute to the set-up of the facility, the import and acclimatization of live genetics from their Dutch parent company into the Canadian facility and helping to reach the full growing capacity of the facility. After the daily operations were running smoothly, Emily decided it was time for a new challenge and moved to Mettrum as the Plant Scientist to continue learning and growing within the Cannabis industry. Emily helped refine everyday cultivation practices as well as helping to integrate many Quality Assurance procedures into the cultivation SOPs. Eventually she was moved into a Project Manager role where she got to develop her knowledge of grow rooms by helping to design, construct and set-up new flower, vegetative and mother rooms. After her time growing in the industry, Emily found her way to Molecular Science Corp., where she can apply both her knowledge from the various positions within the cannabis industry while continuing to learn and expand her scientific knowledge.

  • George Mitges, P.Ag. (President, George Mitges and Associates, Inc.)

2018 - The Year of Recreational Cannabis. What are the Risks? How Is Industry Managing Them?

George is President of George Mitges and Associates, Inc., an Ontario-based agri-food consulting business. George’s management experience includes reorganizing, streamlining and strengthening operations through the development of cross-functional teams. Leading a number of organizations in both Canada and the United States, as well as being a director on a number of professional boards, George has significant knowledge and experience in budgeting, governance, as well as the development and execution of strategic and marketing plans. George’s experience within the food manufacturing sector includes the implementation of on-farm food safety audits, process controls, such as HACCP, food safety protocols and the maintenance of CanadaGap, a rigorous food safety program for fruits and vegetables grown outdoors and in greenhouses, designed to keep Canadian food safe.


12:45 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch

01:45 PM - 03:00 PM Tour of Country Heritage Park by tractor and wagon

03:00 PM                    Adjournment


Cost: $30 + HST (including Program, Lunch and Tour)


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