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Nova Scotia names new board, CEO for AgraPoint

Nova Scotia’s acting agriculture minister Ron Chisholm on August 29 named a new board of directors and interim CEO to lead the Crown-operated agricultural consultancy unit AgraPoint International.

Chisholm has named George Smith to the CEO spot for one year while the new board becomes familiar with the organization, which contracts on research and projects in horticulture, livestock, crop and pest control management and food safety throughout the Maritimes and the U.S. Smith replaces Dale Kelly, who quit earlier this summer to take an executive position with the Saskatchewan Research Council.

Chisholm also named a new board and chair to fill several board vacancies. Ken Mounce becomes board chair, replacing Elspeth McLean-Wile, best known for her involvement with the Dairy Farmers of Canada and its Nova Scotia counterpart.

New board members include John Moloney, Dr. Leslie MacLaren, Greg Sheffer, Richard Melvin and G. Brian Smith. Returning board members include Linda MacDonald, Herman Berfelo, Dr. Robert Gordon and Sue Payne.

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