Hazelnut Growers, UFV Ink Partnership Deal

By Darren McDonald. The University of the Fraser Valley and the BC Hazelnut Growers Association (BCHGA) have entered into a partnership to support research and programming for hazelnut growers.

The partnership will support the hazelnut industry in adopting the leading edge of research and education and to foster collaboration between UFV and BCHGA.  Discussions on joint research and programming have already begun, and the UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence is currently growing blight-resistant hazelnut trees in its new polyhouse.

“We wish the new UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence all the best knowing that the partnerships with the various agricultural sectors such as the hazelnut growers will result in more sustainable, more scientifically based, and thus more enriching agricultural practices in future years,” said BCHGA president Peter Andres.

John English, UFV Dean of Applied and Technical Studies, and Walter Esau, BCHGA Board member, signed the agreement on behalf of their organizations.

For more information on supporting or partnering with the Agriculture Centre of Excellence please contact Hilary Beard of UFV Advancement at 604-851-6326 or Hilary.beard@ufv.ca.

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