AAC Board of Directors

The AAC is made up of over 66 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.

Joe Hill

Joe Hill

Representing: Livestock

Joe Hill was elected to the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board of directors in 2019. He previously served on the AAC board from 2015-2017. He is one of two Livestock representatives on the board. 

Joe and his family run a feedlot operation in Centre Wellington near Fergus and Elora. Here, the family of four operates a 200-head, short-keep feedlot and also runs 800 acres of owned and rented land in corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. Joe has served on the Board of Directors for the Beef Farmers of Ontario for a number of years, the last two years as president. In his role as president, Joe is very active in government relations advocating for programs and solutions to industry challenges and was instrumental in the launch of the Elora Beef Cattle Research Centre in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the University of Guelph. Joe also represents BFO as a Director for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association.