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.

Ed Scharringa

Ed Scharringa

Vice-Chair

Representing: General Farm Interest

Ed has worked in the horticulture sector for over 40 years, running businesses in vegetable and flower wholesale, farm market retail and the restaurant industry. Ed has transitioned to a small farm, with his wife Elaine, and is an acting adviser for two farm businesses, owned by his children. He enjoys spending time with his 21 grandchildren, some of which have taken on their own roles on the farm.

Ed was elected to the AAC board in 2012, as one of two General Farm Interest representatives. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the AAC Board. Ed is also President of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario and he previously served on the Farm & Food Care Ontario board.