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Dave Carey to Co-Chair the Seed Sector Value Chain Round Table

Dave Carey, CSTA Executive Director

Canadian Seed Trade Association executive director Dave Carey has accepted the nomination of industry co-chair for the Seed Sector Value Chain Round Table (VCRT), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced. Carey is replacing Jeff Reid who has decided to step back as industry co-chair after over three years in the position.

“Carey has demonstrated his ability in collaborating and developing consensus through his involvement with the Seed VCRT, together with providing strategic advice and fostering relationships with stakeholders and public officials,” said VCRT government co-chair Liz Foster. “His understanding of agricultural policy development, decision-making and legislative processes, combined with his leadership skills, will help the Seed VCRT move forward on its priorities.”
The VCRT consists of plant breeders, seed growers, seed conditioners, distributors, exporters, retailers and finally the farmers, which are the end users. It provides a dialogue between government and industry members, its key objectives being to identify issues and opportunities along the value chain; share a variety of different perspectives; enable collaborative industry/government/farmer action; provide advice on regulatory, research and policy questions.