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 five bursaries to students this fall. These include bursaries in memory of former OPVG directors Jim Whitson and Ken Epp. Note that the Jim Whitson bursary is awarded to a student attending Ridgetown College. The award in memory of Ken Epp receives an additional $1,000 from the fund established in his name by the OPVG. 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 519-658-3270
The Bursary Application Form is available at www.opvg.org or on request from either the OPVG (519-681-1875) or OF&VPA (519-658-3270) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (519) 685-5719 and can also be submitted online!