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.

Jamie Payton

Jamie Payton

Representing: Grains / Seeds / Oilseeds / Specialty Crops

Jamie was elected to the AAC board in 2020, as one of two grains/seeds/oilseeds/specialty crops sector representatives. Jamie is a lifelong farmer from St. Mary's, where he and his family produce edible beans, along with a mixed grains and oilseed rotation.

Jamie is currently the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Bean Growers, and he brings extensive leadership experience to the board through his previous involvement with several commodity organizations.