Thanks to our Partners

Corporate Partners 2021

During this time of uncertainty, education and knowledge play key roles in supporting producers grow forward. Thanks to our corporate partners for their support in assisting OFVC to continue to provide Ontario horticultural stakeholders expertise and education to help them succeed.

Companies are listed alphabetically.

Premium Partners

Bayer CropScience Canada

Farm Credit Canada

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $38 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industries. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, we provide an appropriate return to our shareholder, and reinvest our profits back into the industries and communities we serve.

Kam's Grower Supply

Kam’s Grower Supply offers a complete line of biological agents (bios), crop protection products, PGRs, shade paint and plant nutrition products (foliar, water soluble fertilizer, straights, micros, organic, slow-release fertilizer) for the greenhouse floriculture, greenhouse vegetable, cannabis, and nursery markets. Kam’s service offerings include: testing of water, tissue, soil, and nutrient solutions, fertility recommendations, and before and after sales support. Kam’s is a family-owned business that has been growing every year since 2005 and has earned a reputation for supplying customers with quality products, fair pricing, responsive service, and reliable delivery. That is what Kam’s aims to do with every single order!

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association (OFVGA) has been advocating for fruit and vegetable farmers for over 160 years as a nationally recognized not-for-profit association. The sector is comprised of over 3,500 family farms, which support over 30,000 farm-based, non-family jobs in Ontario. Over 125 different fruit and vegetable crops are grown in Ontario.

Upper Canada Growers Ltd.

Upper Canada Growers Ltd. grows fruit trees and grape vines for the commercial wholesale market. UCG is headquartered in Niagara-on-the-lake with main field operations in Essex County, Ontario. UCG has developed relationships with plant breeders and propagators around the world, providing the best fruit tree quality possible to Canada. In conjunction with the University of Guelph, UCG leads the industry as the largest propagator of fruit trees from tissue culture for farmers all over the country. Fruit trees from tissue culture are by far the cleanest fruit trees available for purchase. They grow to be superior to any other type, from growth to yield, taste and disease resistance. We are proud to grow the best quality fruit trees with the latest rootstocks, varieties, and growing techniques.

Vineland Growers

Vineland Growers Co-operative has the distinction of being the longest continually run co-operative in Ontario. Vineland Growers was established in 1913, and since then has been owned and operated by Canadian farmers. For over 100 years, we have distributed peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, grapes and pears, all grown on family farms. Vineland Growers has always been committed to the family farm and sustaining the industry for generations to come. Vineland Growers has continuously upheld the highest standard of safety and handling practices through our commitment to our customers and growers. We have fostered innovation and worked to continually improve services and processes. Over the years Vineland has made significant advances in its cold storage technology, packaging innovations and fruit varieties. As a co-operative we provide transportation and logistics, storage and packing services for local farms. Our two retail stores also offer a full line of tools and supplies for farming and growing businesses.

Poster Competition

University of Guelph/Ontario Agricultural College

The Ontario Agricultural College of the University of Guelph offers a full suite of horticultural programs for all areas of interest. Our diploma, undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs emphasize hands-on experience that prepares students for a rewarding career in this blooming industry.Graduates can focus their careers on any area of the industry with their new technical, research and management skills. There’s no better place in Canada to study horticulture than at the University of Guelph campuses' in Guelph and Ridgetown. New for Fall 2021: We recently revamped our Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program to offer a dedicated major in Horticulture. This is the perfect major for students who love plants and want to learn about the latest management and technology used by the industry.

Friends of the convention

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.

We are an innovative, research driven technology company focused on sustainable development. Through leading expertise, modern laboratory facilities and strong customer focus, A&L serves a wide range of industries including agriculture, environmental, food and pharma – globally. In agriculture, A&L provides comprehensive analytical services for soil, plant tissue, feed, fertilizer, and water. A&L's services also include production recommendations, remote sensing and precision agriculture capabilities. A&L Biological Inc., is a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., focused on research and development of biological compounds for use in agricultural production systems. The Environmental division provides organic and inorganic chemistry and general chemistry using state-of-the-art technology and methodology. For food and pharma, A&L provides analytical services for plant tissue, water, media and finished product. A&L's services also include disease diagnostics, genetic analysis, production recommendations, and plant monitoring program. The company operates two analytical laboratories serving clients throughout Canada, the US and internationally.

Ontario Apple Growers

Representing the over 200 apple farm families in Ontario by fostering a thriving industry and sustainable farms so that consumers can enjoy a wide variety of fresh, locally grown apples. We support the success of our members through promotion, advocacy, innovation and collaboration.

Production Lareault Inc.

Production Lareault Inc. is a nursery specialized in small fruit plants. Our main products are Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry as well as Dwarf Sour cherry, Asparagus and Haskap. We grow over 30 million plants yearly, shipped across Canada and the US. The nursery is located 45 min drive northeast of Montréal on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. We have the most complete choice of variety in Canada for Strawberry and Raspberry. We follow strict cultural guidelines including virus testing at each step of propagation. Visit to learn more! Or call Frédérick Laforge 450-944-1850.