Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry bursaries available

They are to promote new individuals who will have the interest, skills, and abilities to further develop the sector

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The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) and the Ontario Fruit & 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 the sector.

Sponsor donations allow the OPVG and the OF&VPA to offer up to three bursaries of $2,000 this year. These include bursaries in memory of former OPVG directors Jim Whitson and Ken Epp.

The Jim Whitson bursary is awarded to a student attending Ridgetown College. The award in memory of Ken Epp provides 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.

Applications are due October 15th. The Bursary Application Form is available online at www.opvg.org or on request from the OPVG office (519-681-1875). Applications are accepted by regular mail at 435 Consortium Court, London, ON N6E 2S8, by e-mail at opvg@opvg.org, by fax at 519-685-5719, or via online submissions at www.opvg.org/opvg-bursary/.

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