Karl is a graduate of Guelph university, where he received an Agricultural Engineering degree. After university he worked for
John Deere Welland Works, as a marketing representative. He returned to Nobleton Farm Service ( a family business that his father Glenn Davis started in 1956) in 1981 first as a sales
person, then as a sales manager. He is currently the president
of Green Tractors Inc., a John Deere dealership with 6 locations in Central Ontario. Karl is a past president of the King Chamber of Commerce, past president of CEEDA( Canada East Equipment Dealer Association) and was a director
of NAEDA ( North American Equipment Dealer Association).
Karl is married to Barbara, and they have two married sons Keith ( wife Elizabeth )
and Kevin ( wife Donna). Karl's interests are curling( he is a director of the King Curling Club) golfing and cottaging.
Norie Nersisyan (Holland Marsh Winery)
Ishwar S. Saxena
A true dairyman with 46 years experience in dairy Industry in Canada. Presently; Vice President of Operations with Silani
Sweet Ltd. Keenly interested in new product development,
Food and Drug Regulations, and export market development
Jim Sheehan grew up in Durham Region, after coming to Pickering with his parents and 3 siblings in 1978. He has been married to his grade-school sweetheart, Shelley, for 24 years and has two children – Kayleigh, and Matthew. Together, they built a home on a farm in Port Perry where they have lived since 1999.
For most of his career, Jim worked in the private college industry as a registrar and eventual school owner. Jim founded Trillium College in 2001 which he developed into the largest private Dental Hygiene educator in the country. When he sold the college to a U.S. private equity firm in 2008, there were almost 1000 students studying in 6 campuses across Ontario. After the sale, Jim devoted his time to family and a bit of travel, as well as volunteer work as a board member for Trafalgar Castle School (Whitby).
Soon, he set to work realizing a life-long dream of becoming a farmer. In 2009, he created Durham Foods Limited, and has since spent his days working at perfecting a process for growing hydroponic spinach. On September 14th, 2012 Durham Foods was the recipient of a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence, recognizing Jim’s success with the crop. Recently, they’ve introduced hydroponic lettuce to the offerings but Jim’s still happy to be known locally as “The Spinach Guy”.