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Affinor Growers Signs Tom Baumann to Consult for Agriculture Development


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Affinor Growers Ltd. (“Affinor Growers”) (CSE:AFI), (OTC:RSSFF), (Frankfurt:1AF)  is pleased to announce that it has signed a consulting agreement with Tom Baumann, a professor at The University Of The Fraser Valley, to assist the Company in developing and implementing the appropriate protocols required for growing fruits and vegetables and other related crops using the Company’s technology.  The expertise Mr. Baumann brings will ensure our clients receive not only our towers, but the appropriate guidance and expertise to ensure their success. 

Tom Baumann has a Masters Degree in Plant Science from Germany and a Masters Degree in Horticulture from the University of British Columbia.  Mr. Baumann has been teaching at the University of the Fraser Valley (“UFV”) since 1991 and has been in charge of UFV’s greenhouse and field operations in Chilliwack, Langley and Qualicum. Mr. Baumann specializes in berries and has been employed by the BC Strawberry Growers Association and by the Raspberry Industry Development Council in the past. Mr. Baumann is also the President of Expert Agriculture Team Ltd. (“EAT”), a research and consulting company that provides expertise to numerous growers in the Fraser Valley.

Tom Baumann, commented that “I am extremely excited to join Affinor in this capacity.  I have seen the technology in use and am grateful to have the opportunity to help implement this technology throughout the world.  Climate change is causing significant changes to the way we grow crops and Affinor’s technology is a great example of technology and agriculture coming together to adapt to these changes.”

Nick Brusatore CEO, commented that “We are very excited to have an expert of Mr. Baumann’s stature join the Affinor team.   Mr. Baumann brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that, combined with our technology, will be a game changer in the agriculture industry.”

About Affinor Growers

Affinor Growers is a 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 using its vertical farming techniques. Affinor is committed to becoming a pre-eminent supplier and grower, using exclusive vertical farming techniques.

Neither Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release may contain assumptions, estimates, and other forward-looking statements regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and are subject to factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.


"Nicholas Brusatore"

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Nicholas Brusatore, CEO

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