Grain Farmers of Ontario Welcomes New Head of Communications

GUELPH, ON (January 25, 2017) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, welcomes Victoria Berry as the new Manager, Communications.

As the new head of the Communications group, Berry will guide the team to share the benefits of grain farming in Ontario, and the important work that Grain Farmers of Ontario members are doing every day. Prior to joining Grain Farmers of Ontario, Berry led communications teams at Magnet Forensics, the University of Waterloo, and BlackBerry.

“Helping people across Ontario understand the value of our farming community is one of our top priorities,” said Crosby Devitt, Vice President, Strategic Development. “Now more than ever, we need to help people understand the advances being made in grain farming and the positive impact that modern farming has on their lifestyle. We are very excited that Victoria is joining as we explore new channels of communication and help our members tell their stories.”

Berry will report to Devitt, who was brought on to lead research, market development, communications, and wheat marketing in April 2017 (Grain Farmers of Ontario Announces Vice President).

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Contact:

Victoria Berry, Manager, Communications – (226) 820-6641; vberry@gfo.ca

Crosby Devitt, Vice President, Strategic Development – (519) 835-2767; cdevitt@gfo.ca

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.