Affinor Growers Announces Select Seed Grower Jeff Sopatyk to Board of Directors
MONTREAL, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/14
Affinor Growers (CSE:AFI) (OTCQB:RSSFF) (FRANKFURT:1AF) ("Affinor" or the "Corporation) announced today that Jeff Sopatyk, a prominent Saskatchewan farmer and select seed grower, has been appointed to Affinor's Board of Directors.
For the past 35 years, Jeff Sopatyk has been farming in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan area. Mr. Sopatyk has a diploma in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan. Twenty years ago he established a commercial seed growing business as a pedigree and Select Status seed grower. He has been growing a wide array of seed crops including wheat, canola, barley, lentils, peas, hemp, and Faba beans on the his 7,000 acre farm. He also has cooperated with several researchers from the U of S over the years with on farm research, focusing on environmental issues, germ plasm trials, inoculants, fertilizers, and plant breeding programs.
For several years, Mr. Sopatyk was a director of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association as well as a Director of Pulse Canada. He believes that Sustainability of Agriculture is crucial with the world population expecting to rise dramatically. He is excited to be involved with Affinor who is committed to Sustainable food products to their customers, the planet, and the economy. Under the terms, Mr. Sopatyk will receive 200,000 incentive stock options to purchase common shares. The options are exercisable on or before November 20, 2017, at an exercise price of 30 cents per share.
"We are thrilled to have Jeff involved with Affinor. Jeff believes, as we do, that sustainability of agriculture is crucial with the world population expected to rise dramatically. We are committed to growing high quality, sustainable food products for consumers worldwide." said Nick Brusatore, Executive Chairman of Affinor.
About Affinor Growers Inc.
Affinor Growers is a diversified publicly traded company on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol ("AFI"). Affinor is focused on growing high quality crops such as romaine lettuce, spinach, strawberries and high quality medical Marijuana. Affinor is committed to becoming a pre-eminent grower, using exclusive vertical farming techniques.
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