Board of Directors

Mary Robinson

President, CFA

PEI Federation of Agriculture

Soybean, barley and hay farmer, Albany, P.E.I.

Mary Robinson is a managing partner of a 6th generation family farm operation, Eric C. Robinson Inc. and its sister company Island Lime and serves on the boards of associated companies PEI Agromart and Mid-Isle Farms. She holds a degree in economics and business and has worked in Canada and in Scotland in all facets of the potato industry (agronomy, food processing, and production).

She joined the PEI Federation of Agriculture board in 2008 and led the Federation as President from 2015 to 2017. After serving on the Canadian Ag HR Council board for seven years, Mary became CAHRC’s first female chair in 2017. Mary currently serves on the Board of Directors for the WFO.

For many years Mary has been a leading advocate for the agriculture industry, delivering witness testimony and key messaging at provincial and federal levels to senior government officials.

 

Keith Currie

Vice-President, CFA

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Cash crops and sweet corn producer, Collingwood, ON

Keith Currie, a Collingwood-area hay and sweet corn farmer, is the former President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. He has 25+ years of experience with the OFA. Currie has a diploma in Agriculture Production Management from Ridgetown College. Currie returned home to manage an eighth-generation dairy and cash crop farm in Simcoe County with his wife Janice and four children.

Currie’s operation now focuses on production of grains and oilseed, forages for dry hay, along with a sweet corn and gladiolus flower production. Currie has served as Director on the Simcoe County Holstein Club where he served as County Delegate for Gencor, member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Simcoe District Co-Operatives, Simcoe County Milk Producers, Stayner Farmers Co-Operative and the Collingwood Agricultural Society.

Todd Lewis

Interim 2nd Vice-President, CFA

Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan

Grain, canola, lentil and other crops

While also the outgoing President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) after a six-year term, Todd Lewis is a director and Second Vice-President for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). Lewis’ family farm was established in 1904 near the hamlet of Gray, Saskatchewan, just south of Regina. He farms grain, canola, lentils and other crops alongside his twin brother, Rod.

Lewis joined APAS in 2006 when he was a Councilor for the RM of Lajord. In 2009, Lewis was elected to the APAS Board of Directors, and in 2016, was elected President. He said he got involved with APAS because he feels agriculture needed a bigger and louder voice in Saskatchewan.

Some of the major agricultural issues APAS has advocated for during Lewis’ time as President include the federal carbon tax, engaging with governments on Business Risk Management, the Rural Connectivity Task Force, and most recently, pushing for more support for farmers suffering from historic drought in their fields and pastures.

When Todd is away from the farm, he enjoys spending time at the lake as well as travelling to southern destinations and Europe. Lewis studied agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan in the early 1980’s, and he also signed with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders for training camp in the spring of 1983. Lewis also serves as a volunteer firefighter for the community of Riceton and its surrounding area.

Marcel Groleau

Director, CFA

Union des Producteurs Agricoles

Ron Maynard

Director, CFA

PEI Federation of Agriculture

Cyr Couturier

Director, CFA

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

Mark Reusser

Director, CFA

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Tim Marsh

Director, FCA

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Jean Szkotnicki

Director, CFA

Equestrian Canada

Julie Bissonnette

Director, CFA

Canadian Young Farmers Forum

Lynda Atkinson

Director, CFA

British Columbia Agriculture Council

Cow-calf producer, standardbred horses Quesnel, BC

Lynn Jacobson

Director, CFA

Alberta Federation of Agriculture

Grains and oilseeds producer, Enchant, AB

Ken Forth

Director, CFA

F.A.R.M.S

Broccoli Farmer

Cain Vangel

Director, CFA

Yukon Agricultural Association

Bill Campbell

Director, CFA

Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba

Lisa Ashworth

Director, CFA

Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick

Dairy farmer, Anfield, NB

Mike Medeiros

Director, CFA

Mushrooms Canada

Mushroom farmer

Wayne Simmons

Director, CFA

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture

Pierre Lampron

Director, CFA

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Kurt Siemens

Director, CFA

Egg Farmers of Canada

Egg farmer, Rosenort, MB

Nick Langelaar

Director, CFA

Chicken Farmers of Canada

Chicken farmer

Brian Ricker

Director, CFA

Turkey Farmers of Canada

Turkey farmer

Gyslain Loyer

Director, CFA

Canadian Hatching Egg Producers

Hatching egg producer

Kelly Van Ham

Director, CFA

Canadian Sugar Beet Producers Association

Sugar beet producer

Pierre Lessard

Director

National Sheep Network

Sheep farmer

Andrew Kuyvenhoven

Director, CFA

Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance

Greenhouse Flower Farmer, Brampton, ON

Kevin Runnalls

Director, CFA

Canadian Seed Growers’ Association

James Neven

Director, CFA

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers