Ginty Jocius lost his two year battle with brain cancer on January 2, 2008, he passed away at home surrounded by his family.
Ginty was an innovative agriculture business leader who had a great track record of starting new business ideas and growing them into leading products and services. In 1982, he established his own marketing and communications firm, Ginty Jocius & Associates. In 1994, he created Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show which has become the largest outdoor agricultural tradeshow in Canada. (www.outdoorfarmshow.com) Ginty was involved in the start up phase of what has become Farms.com in the early days of the agri internet.
“Ginty was a founding investor in what has become Farms.com”, says Joe Dales, VP, “he was a terrific entrepreneur and had a strong sense of business opportunities in the agriculture sector.” “We always appreciated the help that Ginty provided our company in the early days,” mentioned Graham Dyer, President of Farms.com, he was always very active in the community.”
Ginty’s family immigrated to Canada from Lithuanian via post war Germany in 1949 and started farming in Rodney, Ontario. He was a graduate of the Ontario Agriculture College at the University of Guelph. Ginty married Lori in 1970 and they have three children, Daiva, Gavin and Jordan.
Ginty will be missed by the agriculture community but he has left a substantial legacy for which he will be remembered for a long time. More information on Ginty can be found on the www.outdoorfarmshow.com website.