AAC Board of Directors

The AAC is made up of more than 60 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.

Chris Hiemstra

Chris Hiemstra

Chair

Representing: Other Industries / Commodities

Ed Scharringa

Ed Scharringa

Vice-Chair

Representing: General Farm Interest

Sara Wood

Sara Wood

Secretary

Representing: Youth-at-Large

Dennis Fischer

Dennis Fischer

Treasurer

Representing: Livestock

Peggy Brekveld

Peggy Brekveld

Representing: General Farm Interest

Doug Alexander

Doug Alexander

Representing: Agri-Business / Retail / Food Processor

Keith Black

Keith Black

Representing: Grains / Seeds / Oilseeds / Specialty Crops

Ray Duc

Ray Duc

Representing: Horticulture

Joe Hill

Joe Hill

Representing: Livestock

Cor Kapteyn

Cor Kapteyn

Representing: Supply Management

Ruth Knight, P. Ag.

Ruth Knight, P. Ag.

Representing: Other Organizations

Jamie Payton

Jamie Payton

Representing: Grains / Seeds / Oilseeds / Specialty Crops

Mark Wales

Mark Wales

Representing: Horticulture

Henry Wydeven

Henry Wydeven

Representing: Supply Management