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Assigned Committee Member

Phone: (916) ***-****  HQ Phone
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
80 Iron Point Circle Suite 114
Folsom , California 95630
United States

Company Description: USHBC promotes the consumption of the blueberry fruit. We offer this page as a service to our growers and future growers. We recommend that you contact your local...   more

Employment History

  • Industry Specialist; Berries and Nuts
    British Columbia
  • Berry Industry Specialist
    B.C. Ministry
  • Horticulturist, Abbotsford
    B.C. Ministry
  • Berry Crops Specialist
    B.C. Ministry
  • Berry Industry Specialist
    Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
  • Industry Specialist - Berries
  • Berry Specialist With B.C Ministry
  • Agriculture Berry Specialist


  • Ph.D.
38 Total References
Web References
USHBC Information, 24 July 2014 [cached]
Mark Sweeney, Ph.D. Assigned Committee Member - British Columbia, Canada
.:: Blueberries Resources ::. [cached]
2/28/08 - Mark Sweeney, Berry Crops Specialist with the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture received the Duke Galletta Award in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to the blueberry industry on February 28, 2008. The Award was made at the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) meeting in Vancouver.....
Blog: INVEST IN FARM LAND! [cached]
Lower-value Fraser Valley crops that are being sidelined, or at least not expanded, include processing peas, beans, corn, strawberries, and some fresh-market vegetables, said Mark Sweeney, berry industry specialist with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture.
Mark Sweeney, P.Ag., ..., 5 June 1999 [cached]
Mark Sweeney, P.Ag., Horticulturist, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Abbotsford
"It's pure sugar," my friend ... [cached]
"It's pure sugar," my friend Mark admonished me. Like I didn't know. But it didn't spoil my moment. What happens at the PNE stays at the PNE.
Mark and I are diehard PNE-ers. We love it all, the greasy smells, the hawkers, the rip offs. Before we even enter the gate we're usually down fifty bucks! Parking (negotiating for a spot with local residents is part of the fun), admission (we lucked out and hit Vancity night - five dollars a pop for credit union members and their friends) and the obligatory tickets, "Win a house. Win a car! This year the dream home will be set down in the Okanagan - our homeland! Mark yelled confidently out to the long line of people waiting to walk through the home, "Don't dirty my carpets!"
One summer Mark sold the slicer dicers at one of the booths. We were more than friends at that time and whenever I would feel a little blue, he would do his spiel: "It slices, it dices….
In fact, Mark was in one of Mike's very early bands, on keyboard. And vocals. Sort of. He only found out later that they used to turn his mike off. Mark eventually kicked everyone out of the band and decided to make a go of it on his own.
Mark sang with gusto, reveling in his chance to sing with the band again.
According to Mark Sweeney, a berry specialist at the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, the variability and extremes in temperature are causing significant problems.
"Raspberries like moderation, they can't take the extremes of heat and moisture that we've had in the last four years," he says.
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