The May 2016 Newsletter is now available
NEW APPLE/PEAR CONTRACT INFORMATION & APPLICATION ASSISTANCE If you are in need of Assistance or have unanswered questions, we will be holding New Apple/Pear Contract Information & Application Assistance sessions on the following dates in the following locations: Keremeos Receiving … Continue reading
The Policy regarding Stone Fruit Contract change requests has recently been updated and a deadline set for the 2016 Crop.
Growers who wish to change FROM a Shipping Stone Fruit Contract TO a Full Service Stone Fruit Contract in 2016 must put in a formal request ON OR BEFORE April 15, 2016. After this deadline, requests for contract changes will not be accepted for the 2016 crop year.
Implementing this deadline will help the Cooperative better support the 2016 crop and maximize returns for our growers – it will facilitate timely decisions for the purchase of packaging and improve projections used in the preparation of Marketing plans and for making commitments to customer buying programs. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If you would like an application form, a copy of the Full Service Stone Fruit contract, or more information, please contact Susan Keetley at email@example.com or 250-470-4263. More information is also available at this link Changes to Cherries
Field Services have made some staffing changes over the winter. Raj Gill decided to continue his education and will therefore not be coming back to Summerland.
Lindsay Hainstock will take over the Summerland and Naramata areas starting in early March. Lindsay will be known to many of you as she has been a field person since 2003, starting at OSC in Oliver. She holds a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba and an MSc in Plant Physiology from Dalhousie. Her office will be in Penticton, above Growers Supply and her phone number will be 250 490-1846 (same as Raj last year, and Steve before that).
Lindsay’s position in Oliver and Osoyoos will be filled by Angela Wilson. Angela has been the Agronomist for Growers Supply for the last year. She holds an Ornamental Horticulture Diploma from Olds College, as well as a BSc degree in Agriculture from the University of Alberta. Angela will work out of the Oliver Growers Supply location in Oliver. She may be reached at 250 498-7091 (Lindsay’s old number).
In Kelowna, Molly Thurston is back from maternity leave, with the same growers she had last year.