The Minister of Agriculture has appointed a new board of directors and interim CEO of AgraPoint International Inc. Established in 2001, AgraPoint provides services to the agriculture industry in horticulture, livestock and poultry, field crops, pest-control management and food safety. The new AgraPoint board members are Ken Mounce (chair), John Moloney, Dr. Leslie MacLaren, Greg Sheffer, Dr. Robert Gordon, Richard Melvin, Linda MacDonald, Herman Berfelo, G. Brian Smith and Susan Payne. The minister has also appointed George Smith as CEO for a one-year term while the board becomes familiar with the organization and assess its needs. “I have asked the board to work with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the department to ensure the best services are being delivered to farmers,” said Ron Chisholm, acting Minister of Agriculture. The appointments were made after the resignation of the CEO and recent vacancies on the board. “I want to thank the former board members and acting CEO Findlay MacRae for their work and dedication to AgraPoint and the agriculture industry,” said Mr. Chisholm AgraPoint is a Crown corporation with offices in Kentville, Truro and Cape Breton.