Canadian horticulture producers rely hugely on seasonal agricultural workers from the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America to help them plant and harvest their fruit and vegetable crops. But these men and women aren’t just labourers; they become friends and family to many farmers who hire them, and vice versa. The Canadian Horticultural Council has produced a series of videos about the ‘temporary foreign workers’ as they are also known, to provide more transparency and to address some public concerns about the quality of the workers’ experience here. Read more …
About The Author
September 13, 2023
May 27, 2019
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.