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.

Will Vanderhorst

Will Vanderhorst

Representing: Supply Management

Will Vanderhorst was elected to the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board of directors in March 2014. He is one of two supply management representatives on the board.

In 2013, Will was also elected as a board member of Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO). He represents dairy farmers in City of Kawartha Lakes, Durham Region, Peterborough and York Counties. Will also serves as DFO’s representative on the P5 quota committee.

Will and his wife, Bernadette, have been in the dairy business for 26 years. They own and run Vanderview Farms near Norwood, Ontario, milking over 50 cows, with close to 100 head of cattle and 325 acres of crop. They have five children: Adam, Annika, Alexa, Ashley and Aiden.