New president at Ontario Federation of Agriculture
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) elected Trenton ON-area farmer Bette Jean Crews as its new president at their annual meeting in Toronto last week.
Crews, previously a Vice President of the OFA, takes the helm of Ontario’s largest farm organization during a time of turmoil in agriculture. Farmers have been hit hard with higher prices for everything from fuel to fertilizer, as well as the uncertainty of a fluctutating dollar, an increasing regulatory burden and trade challenges. (Photo: OFA website)
With the province in the midst of an economic crisis and many sectors of industry looking for help, it won’t be an easy task convincing governments to provide support to farmers, but Crews has said it will be a priority during her one year term.
Joining Crews on the OFA Executive Committee are Mark Wales, Don McCabe and Wendy Omvlee.