Remi graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce in Agricultural Business and he completed the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program with the Rural Ontario Institute. In 2014, he won the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. In 2013 and 2016, he won second place in the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition. In 2014, Remi won first place for the Carolinian Hop Yard by harvesting and processing their hops.
“My degrees and certifications, coupled with my interest in small-batch beers, led me to be one of the first hop growers in Ontario. I have been planting, caring for, or harvesting hops for 15 years and ginseng for 20. I am currently the Vice-Chairman of the Ontario Ginseng Growers Association and I serve as a Board Member for the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, and The Railway City Brewing Co.”