The OHGA is a not-for-profit association of hop growers, families and enthusiasts who are interested in supporting the growth of the hop industry in Ontario.
Our mission is to support the development of the hop industry in this province by:
- Acting as a central voice for hop growers in Ontario;
- Be an advocacy group for commercial growers in the province to to both brewing and government interests;
- Promote hop-growing fundamentals through education, research and development;
- Support the promotion and marketing of high quality eastern hops
2017-18 Board of Directors
Albert brings a lot of agricultural leadership to his new role as president of the Ontario Hop Growers’ Association. Albert is the former vice president of the association and former Executive Committee Director of the West Niagara Agricultural Society (2 years) where he has also served as director.
Albert has a long history of community involvement in the agriculture sector having served as chairman of the Niagara North Fed of Agriculture for the past 20 yrs, been involved in committees such as tree bylaw, waste management, Agriculture task force, Niagara Conservation, Ag sub committee, Chairman of the citizen liason committee for the regional road 12 landfill for 25 yrs, Poultryfest committee (for 11 yrs) as director on the executive, and former chairman of the WNAS entertainment committee, and helped as a volunteer at the fair.
In additional Albert has served as a municipal councillor from 2000-2006, chaired planning committee, is a former poultry farmer (1988-2009), was employed as a purchaser for a feedmill for three years where he is present a Merchandiser for Furst McNess.
Just Rite Hops Farm
1925 Balkwill Line
Coldwater, Ontario, L0k 1E0
CanAussie Farms Inc.
6822 Beatty Line N
Fergus, Ontario, N1M 2W3
Edgar Ramirez/Catherine Crawford
Rydal Ridge Hops,
Embro, Ontario, N0J 1J0
Dean McConkey Farms,
197 Howell Road