WEST HAVEN, CONN. – Keith Bishop, chief executive officer of Bishop Orchards in Guilford, will speak at the University of New Haven on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:45 a.m.
His talk, part of the UNH College of Business CEO Breakfast Series, will take place in the Bartels Hall Alumni Lounge on UNH’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road. The event is free and open to the public. A hot breakfast will be provided and RSVPs would be appreciated.
Please contact Linda Carlone at LCarlone@newhaven.edu.
Bishop’s Orchards is one of Connecticut’s premier agriculture businesses. One of three members of the fifth generation to run the business, Bishop oversees an operation with 313 acres, a 16,000-square-foot farm market that is one of Guilford’s largest employers and a winery, which Bishop established in 2005.
Last year, he purchased the only cranberry bog ever in commercial production in Connecticut and is doing a renovation and replanting to bring the bog back into production for its first crop in 2016.
A Cornell graduate, Bishop is serving his sixth term on the Guilford Board of Education, is the past president of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Member Services Co. and has served on the Guilford Land Acquisition Committee.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.