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.

Ruth Knight, P. Ag.

Ruth Knight, P. Ag.

Representing: Other Organizations

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.