November 15, 2017
Landscape Ontario’s Growers Group will hold their annual Fall Dinner Meeting at Piper’s Heath Golf Club in Milton, Ont., on Nov. 28, 2017.

Tickets for the event are $55 per person and include a buffet dinner, networking, and an evening of information sessions relevant to owners and operators in the growing sector.

Moderated by John Mantel, LO Growers Group chair, the first post-dinner session will feature Ken Linington, Labour Issues Coordinating Committee for the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC). Linington who will discuss changes to agriculture labour under Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, including the overtime exemption and minimum wage hike and how efforts are attempting to mitigate the impact to the agriculture sector.

After a short break, John Van de Vegte, P. Eng., from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) will present proven methods to reduce production costs in nursery operations.

The annual event also helps LO’s Growers Group to get valuable feedback on concerns and issues facing the growing community, as well as inform growers on future trends, technologies and business practices affecting operators.

Registration for the event is available online until Nov. 20 at