Trade and Marketing Committee

The role and mandate of the committee, and of any designated working groups and/or sub-committees, is to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for consideration and action as deemed appropriate.

The committee considers matters pertaining to:

  • Market access,
  • International trade agreements and related issues,
  • National promotion and research agencies, and
  • Other relevant matters and issues as may be deemed appropriate.

Chair: Ken Forth
Vice-Chair: Jason Verkak

The Chair of the Trade and Marketing Committee is appointed yearly at the Annual General Meeting in March. To contact the Chair, call the National Office at: (613) 226-4880 or send an email.

About Ken Forth

Ken ForthKen Forth is a broccoli grower from the Hamilton area, and currently president of the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Service (FARMS) and Chair of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s Labour Issues Co-ordinating Committee. Ken is a Past President of CHC as well as of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association.

In 2013, Ken was among two Ontarians who was awarded the prestigious Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, receiving the recognition for his long and dedicated service to the Farm Work Programme.

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