CCOVI receives $1.9 million from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Brock University is extremely thankful for the Government of Canada’s investment in research that has supported the country’s grape and wine industry.
On Dec. 19, 2009, Rick Dykstra, MP for St. Catharines, on behalf of Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, announced that the Grape Growers of Ontario and Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) would receive $1.9 million to support industry-led science and technology projects.
Of the total funding, $1.45 million came from the Government of Canada’s Developing Innovative Agri-Products program. The remaining funding came from the industry.
This strategic investment between the Government of Canada, Ontario grape growers and Brock University provided a platform from which Brock’s world-class research was further extended into the country’s grape-growing and wine-making communities. By addressing the industry’s priorities, it helped to make the country’s grape and wine industry more innovative and competitive.
Brock would like to thank the Government of Canada for their partnership and support. Through this project, Brock was able to develop new technologies and expand its services to support the growth of our grape and wine industry.
Debbie Inglis, director of CCOVI, is all smiles at the announcement of $1.9 million for grape and wine research.