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.
Mark Huston was elected to the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board of directors in 2011. He is one of two youth-at-large representatives on the board and currently serves on the AAC audit committee. Mark has also served as a member of the AAC marketing and communications committee.
Mark was born and raised on a mixed farm in Kent County just outside of Thamesville. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BSc. in Genetics. Following graduation, Mark enrolled in Class 11 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program. Mark, his Father and Uncle, currently operate a 1,300 acre corn, soybean and wheat farm while also finishing pigs on the original family farm, which was established in 1830.
Mark has previously served as a director on the Kent County Federation of Agriculture and Ontario Soybean Growers. Mark is currently serving as one of two Vice-Chairs of the Grain Farmers of Ontario, representing District 2 (Kent County), and also serves as the chairman of Soy Canada. He has a keen interest in the innovations that AAC has the ability to foster and looks forward to being in the agriculture industry long enough to be replaced by his sons.