Cow-calf producer, Bruce Mines, ON
Ron’s extensive contributions to farming organizations began when he helped establish the Algoma Federation of Agriculture and served as its founding president during the years of economic hardship that farmers experienced in the 1980s. Ron eventually became involved with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, serving on its board of directors and executive committee where he was vice-president for two years and then president for four years. It was during his time at OFA that Ron became involved with CFA, sitting on CFA’s National Council and Executive before becoming second vice-president in 2007 and president in 2010.
Grain producer, Regina, SK
Norm was first elected as an APAS Representative in October 2003 and currently represents the RM of Emerald #277. At the 2004 AGM, Norm was elected to the APAS Environment Committee and was nominated chair of that committee from 2006 to 2011. In December 2005, he was elected to the Board of Directors and elected President in December 2011 to December 2016 and elected as Vice-President December 2016 to present.
Norm was appointed to represent APAS on the BOD of CFA in February of 2012 and was elected to the Executive Committee of CFA the same year. He has served as a member of or chairing a number of internal working groups and committees. At the CFA AGM of 2017 he was elected as First Vice President and represents CFA on a number of external working groups and committees.
Dairy farmer, Longueuil, QC
Marcel Groleau, president of the Union de producteurs d’agricole (UPA), is a dairy producer from Thetford Mines, Quebec. He has served as president of UPA and as Second Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture since 2011. His involvement in farm organizations spans 25 years. This includes his time as president of the Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec (from 2004 to 2011) following his role as First Vice-President for four years. He was a member of the Executive of the Dairy Farmers of Canada from 2004 to 2011 and has served as President of Valacta (2006-2011), Alliance Semex (2002-2003) and Canadian Dairy Network (1998- 1999).
British Columbia Agriculture Council
Cow-calf producer, standardbred horses Quesnel, BC
Alberta Federation of Agriculture
Grains and oilseeds producer, Enchant, AB
Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba
Grains and oilseeds producer, Justice, MB
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Cash crops and sweet corn producer, Collingwood, ON
L’Union des producteurs agricoles
Dairy farmer, Longueuil, QC
Chris van den Heuval
Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
Dairy farmer, Cape Breton, NS
PEI Federation of Agriculture
Potato farmer, Souris, P.E.I.
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture
Vegetable, forage, grain and dairy farmer, Cormack, NL
Dairy Farmers of Canada
Dairy farmer, Second North River, NB
Egg Farmers of Canada
Egg farmer, Rosenort, MB
Chicken Farmers of Canada
Turkey Farmers of Canada
Canadian Hatching Egg Producers
Hatching egg producer
Kelly Van Ham
Canadian Sugar Beet Producers Association
Sugar beet producer
National Sheep Network
Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance
Greenhouse Flower Farmer, Brampton, ON
Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan
Canadian Seed Growers’ Association