About Agra Ventures
Backed by innovative scientific research and outreach initiatives, our premium cannabis products are building global awareness about the health and wellness benefits of cannabis.
We aim to be global industry leaders with remarkable cannabis products, scalable production and innovative approaches.
Agra Ventures is dedicated to growing, distributing and marketing premium cannabis and cannabis-infused products to customers in multiple jurisdictions around the world. We are passionate about innovation and are committed to providing only the highest quality cannabis to our customers. Our management team strives to grow shareholder value by making astute corporate decisions, entering synergistic partnerships and prudently executing on Agra Ventures’ current business plan.
Our world-class team has extensive experience and expertise in natural farming techniques, biodynamics, genetics and strains.
Agra Ventures’ operations are run by industry leaders who are devoted to growing only the highest quality cannabis. Our products draw from an extensive library of proprietary genetics in clone and seed form, all of which have been bred in optimal conditions. Our team is knowledgeable, disciplined and committed to producing world-class cannabis.
Where We Grow
Dedicated to growing only the highest quality cannabis by using natural processes.
Boundary Bay’s greenhouse complex in the area of Delta, British Columbia currently utilizes approximately 130,000 square feet of space to grow cannabis. However, the complex has a total capacity of 2.2 million square feet, thereby giving it the potential to become one of the largest cannabis growing facilities in Canada. Located within a 30-minute drive from Vancouver, the greenhouse is set amidst spectacular mountain and oceanfront views.
The retrofitted facilities integrate industry-leading cultivation infrastructure and natural production practices. CO2 emissions are captured and repurposed to benefit plants and a proprietary, energy-efficient, air exchange system and other advanced infrastructure controls temperature and humidity levels. Further, an ebb-and-flow watering system enhances the recapture of irrigation as well as water treatment. Energy conservation is also maximized through a multi-stage lighting system that complements the natural heat from the sun, Lastly, a 1.5-million-gallon hot water storage tank system intelligently redistributes water at off-peak hours.
Natural processes are integrated into our approach to cannabis production and harvesting.
The Boundary Bay greenhouse complex is equipped with industry-leading cultivation infrastructure:
- Replacement value estimated at $190 million
- Fully integrated on-site natural gas-powered power plant
- Ample heat and electricity production that repurposes carbon dioxide emissions in support of better plant health
- Proprietary energy efficient air exchange technology
- Advanced climate and humidity control infrastructure
- Ebb-and-flow watering systems to enhance complete irrigation recapture and water treatment
- 5-million-gallon hot water storage tank configuration that: stores energy produced during the day, redistributes water during non-peak hours, increases operational efficiencies and reduces associated energy costs
- Multistage supplemental lighting that complements natural sunlight to optimize illumination equilibrium
Interim CEO & Director
Mr. Kuzyk has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of business development, corporate finance, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions. From 2018 to 2020, Nick was the Chief Strategy Officer & SVP Capital Markets at High Tide Inc. (CSE:HITI), a leading cannabis retailer that he helped take public and grow through a series of financings and acquisitions. In early- 2020, Nick returned to being an entrepreneur through his consultancy, Meadowbank Strategic Partners Inc., to assist corporate clients in the core areas of investor relations, capital markets advisory and management consulting services. He has an HBA and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
CFO & Director
Ms. Fitzmaurice is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 14 years of experience in accounting and financial control, serving both private companies and public issuers throughout her career. Ms. Fitzmaurice has previously been appointed as CFO of companies that include but are not limited to MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd., Pasofino Gold and Mojave Jane Brands. Accordingly, Ms. Fitzmaurice has extensive experience with corporate audits, prospectus filings, private placements, financings and corporate acquisitions. As the foundation of her knowledge base, Ms. Fitzmaurice holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Athlone Institute of Technology in Athlone, Ireland.
Head of Cannabis Growing
Mr. Houweling leads the cannabis growing operation at the 2.2 million square foot Delta greenhouse complex. Ruben is a member of the Houwelings group, which is world-renowned for its expertise and innovation with respect to growing a wide range of agricultural products, at a low cost, in the greenhouse setting. Founded by Cornelius Houweling and now led by his son Casey, Houweling’s is dedicated to delivering a full complement of both cannabis and agricultural products, while constantly innovating to reduce the operation’s environmental footprint.
Managing Director & CEO, Farmako GmbH
Ms. Eckmans has been leading Agra Ventures’ whollyowned Farmako subsidiary in Germany since March of 2019. Based on a successful career in finance and project management, Ms. Eckmans has been responsible for navigating challenging market conditions in Europe, maintaining a low-cost operational structure, developing proprietary products and negotiating agreements with large counterparties for the distribution of Farmako’s products across Germany and into Europe. In the near future, Ms. Eckmans is also focused on expanding the Farmako footprint into the UK.
Our Independent Board Members
Interim CEO & Director
Please see bio above.
CFO & Director
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Anthony Carnevale is an established cannabis industry professional and entrepreneur. Mr. Carnevale began his career in cannabis as the General Manager of one of Canada’s oldest cannabis lounges, Vapor Central. He has guest lectured on cannabis hospitality and tourism at George Brown College since 2019 and is a founding member of the Canadian Cannabis Tourism Alliance. During the COVID pandemic, he founded Canada’s first mobile cannabis accessory cleaning company, Clean Piece. The company focuses on eco-friendly cleaning techniques and has cleaned more than 10,000 bongs, pipes, and vaporizers since its inception. Most recently, he has taken on a marketing leadership role for a Canadian vaporizer hardware distributor named Calyx Labs. Anthony is highly involved in Canada’s cannabis community and is extremely passionate about helping legacy cannabis professionals transition into the legal industry.