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.
Sara Wood was elected to the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board of directors in 2019 as a youth-at-large director.
Sara and her husband Chris farm in Perth County. Since 2015 they have been on a path forward to secure additional land from their respective families, to ensure they have a viable cash crop operation for the future. They currently manage 2,000 acres and Sara is the principle farm operator.
Sara brings a wide range of agricultural organization and leadership experience to her role as an AAC director. She was involved in 4-H dairy from the age of 12 to 21, Ontario Queen of the Furrow in 2012 and a participant of the Class 15 Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP). She is currently active in her local plowmen’s association and the Perth County Federation of Agriculture.