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Ontario processing vegetable industry bursaries available

The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Processors Association (OF&VPA) are continuing with a bursary fund to support and encourage individuals pursuing a career in any aspect of the processing vegetable industry. These organizations are working together to ensure that there are new individuals who will have the interest, skills and abilities to further develop and grow this sector of Ontario’s agri-food economy.

Sponsor donations allow the OPVG and the OF&VPA to offer up to four bursaries to students this fall. A $2,000 bursary in memory of Jim Whitson may be awarded to an eligible candidate attending Ridgetown College. New this year will be a $3,000 bursary presented to a qualified student in memory of Ken Epp, former director and Vice-Chairman of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers. Applicants must be a resident of Ontario and registered as a full-time student at any college or university entering the second, third, fourth or post graduate year of study which relates in some aspect to the processing vegetable industry.

If you require further information regarding the bursaries, please contact:
John Mumford, Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers at 519-681-1875
Jane Graham, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Processors Association at 519-896-5967

The bursary application form is available at or on request from either the OPVG (519) 681-1875 or OF&VPA (519) 896-5967 offices.

Applications must be submitted no later than September 30th and will be received by regular mail at 435 Consortium Court, London, ON N6E 2S8, by e-mail at or fax (519) 685-5719 and can also be submitted online!

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