AAC Board of Directors

The AAC is made up of almost 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.

Dennis Fischer

Dennis Fischer


Representing: Livestock

Dennis and his wife have farmed in the Elmwood area for over 30 years. The have a 600 commercial ewe flock and a 40 cow-calf beef herd. They also grow hay, corn and mixed grain for their operation.

Dennis was elected to the AAC board in 2016, as one of two Livestock representatives. He is also a director on the Canlead Solutions board, AAC's sister organization. Since 2019, he has served as the Treasurer of the AAC board. Dennis previously served as Chair for the Ontario Sheep Farmers and a director-at-large for the Canadian Sheep Federation’s Finance Committee.