Photo Release - King-Vaughan Agricultural Roundtable with Minister Thompson
On October 3rd, Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan, along with the Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, Lisa Thompson, met with farmers from across King-Vaughan for a tour of George Sant & Sons Greenhouses and an agricultural roundtable discussion.
“I am proud that King-Vaughan is home to some of Canada's most innovative farmers and producers; helping to create local, sustainable, quality products for families at home and abroad. That is why I was excited to host Ontario's Agriculture Minister in our community to better understand the challenges and opportunities related to farming with the aim of protecting and growing the family farm. Special thanks to our host at George Sant & Sons Greenhouses, as we brought together agriculture leaders representing a diverse cross section including beef, greenhouse, agri-business, fruit & vegetables, beekeepers, and equine sectors. I believe it is critical that they have a voice, which is why we created a platform for local farmers and the agriculture sector to create a more sustainable and competitive marketplace."