AAC Board of Directors

The AAC is made up of over 66 Ontario agricultural, agri-food and rural organizations. It is these member organizations that annually elect 16 directors to serve on the AAC board. They are joined by 2, non-voting, liaisons from the federal and provincial government.

As a corporate body, the AAC directors have one client: the Ontario agri-food industry. The AAC board of directors has a unique understanding of funding program requirements, farming and agribusiness. It’s who they are and what they do. A complete list of the AAC’s membership and sectoral structure can be found by clicking here.

Joe Hill

Joe Hill


Representing: Livestock

Joe Hill was elected to the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board of directors in 2015. He is one of two Livestock representatives on the board. In 2016, Joe was elected treasurer of the AAC executive committee.

Joe and his family run a feedlot operation in Centre Wellington near Fergus and Elora. Here, the family of four operates a 200 head, short-keep feedlot and also run 800 acres of owned and rented land in corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. Joe has been an active member with the Wellington County Cattlemen's Association for over ten years having served as Vice President, President and Advisory Councilor to the Association. Joe has always been eager to seek new opportunities having attended numerous workshops covering topics such as government relations, media relations, successful meetings, and training for new directors.

Currently, Joe sits on the BFO Feedlot Committee and represents BFO at the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) and at the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA).