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.

Keith Black

Keith Black

Representing: Grains / Seeds / Oilseeds / Specialty Crops

Keith Black has been a director on the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board since 2014, representing the grains, oilseeds, and specialty crops sector.  

Keith is also a director for Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), representing District 8 (Huron County). He serves on GFO’s Wheat Marketing Committee, the Resolutions Committee, Ontario Soy and Canola Committee, and the Grains Issue Committee. Prior to the GFO amalgamation, Keith served as a delegate, director and research committee member to the Ontario Soybean Growers for 11 years. 
Keith is very involved in his local agricultural community. He was as a member of the Drinking Water Source Protection Committee until 2019, and a past president of the Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association. Keith also served on the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Executive where he was President in 2006. 

Keith farms near Belgrave, where his family has farmed for over a century. He currently grows corn, soybeans and wheat. He also pastures cattle each summer and finishes them over the winter.