$9.62 million invested in new organic agriculture research facility
By Top Crop Manager
The Government of Canada is investing $4.28 million in a project at Cégep de Victoriaville.
Cégep de Victoriaville will use the funds to establish an organic agriculture research facility. The facility will include multi-purpose buildings and greenhouses where work will be done in plant breeding and organic fruit and vegetable production, enabling Canada to be more competitive in the organic food market. Operations of this new research infrastructure will be managed by the cégep’s Centre d’expertise et de transfert en agriculture biologique et de proximité (centre of expertise and knowledge transfer in organic agriculture and local farming).