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


Representing: General Farm Interest

Ed joined the AAC board in 2012, as one of two general farm organization representative. Ed is currently the Vice-Chair on the AAC executive. Ed is also the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario President and he previously served on the Board of Directors for Farm & Food Care Ontario.

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.