Almost 200 guests gathered to celebrate the top growers and their achievements.
Allison McCain, Chairman of McCain Foods Limited, Shai Altman, President, McCain Foods Canada and Christine Wentworth, VP Agriculture NA extended personal congratulations to Les Fermes LP Theriault & Fils Farms and all of the McCain growers.
In his address to the group, McCain expressed the importance of New Brunswick agriculture and the need to continuously be innovative in farming practices.
Allison McCain, Chairman of McCain Foods Limited:
“Early adoption of farm practice innovations is essential to ensuring New Brunswick growers and McCain can compete in global markets.”Wentworth thanked the growers for their “loyalty, dedication and contribution to McCain over the last 60 years” and wished them a safe and bountiful harvest, while Altman reiterated that our partnership with the growers is critical for our business.
Christine Wentworth, VP Agriculture North America:
“McCain is a proud Canadian company and you all have a part to play in that. We look forward to a bright future ahead.”Marc Thériault was thrilled to be announced as the Champion Grower. The Thériault family has been contracting with McCain for forty-four years, has been in the Top 10 seventeen times, and this was their second time winning the Champion Grower title.
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“It’s a great feeling and makes me feel appreciated for all the hard work that I’ve given.”
“It takes dedication, hard work, employees that care and, of course, some good luck too.”
Front row: Champion grower Marc Thériault of Les Fermes LP Thériault & Fils
Middle row L-R: Mario Desjardins, Field Representative, Allison McCain, Chairman, McCain Foods Limited, Christine Wentworth, VP Agriculture NA, Josée Bernard, Field Representative.
Back row L-R: Rudy Michaud, Field Representative, Luc Coté, Field Department Manager.