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.
Ruth has over 30 years of experience working with farmers, rural communities, and farm organizations. Since establishing an independent consulting service in 2005, she has worked with a variety of farming systems. Ruth brings diversity and experience in farmer-centred knowledge sharing and facilitation of a community of practice for soil health and regenerative agriculture. Ruth is a lifelong learner and maintains accreditation as a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA-ON).
Ruth was elected to the AAC board in 2017 as a representative for the Other Organizations sector. Ruth currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Maitland Conservation Foundation and the Organic Council of Ontario.