For the first time in the 63-year history of Ontario Pork a woman has been voted in as Chair. Wilma Jeffray from Grey Bruce County together with Vice Chair, Mary-Ann Hendrikx from Middlesex, will lead the 2009 Board of Directors.
“This will be a significant year in our history.© We have a strong Board that is focused and prepared to lead our industry forward”, said Jeffray. “We recognise the challenges that lie ahead and want to work with all our partners to do what is best for producers and the market in general.”
Ontario Pork also elected its Executive Committee. In addition to Jeffray and Hendrikx, Beth Clark of Simcoe County, Oliver Haan of Northumberland-Quinte, Steve Illick of Wellington County, and Curtiss Littlejohn of the Golden Horseshoe make up the Executive.
Ontario Pork represents the 2800 farmers who market hogs in the province in many areas, including hog marketing, research, government representation, environmental issues, consumer education and food quality assurance.© The pork industry in Ontario accounts for 33,000 jobs, and it is estimated that total industry output from farm gate sales is worth $4.7 billion to the Ontario economy.
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