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Normal Farm Practices Protection Board

Ministry
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
URL
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/nfppb/nfppb.htm
Address
2ND FLOOR NE, 1 STONE ROAD WEST
GUELPH
N1G4Y2
Phone
(519) 826-3433
Fax
(519) 826-4232
Background
FARMING AND FOOD PRODUCTION PROTECTION ACT, S.O. 1998, C. 1, S. 3 (opens a new window)
Function

The board exercises such powers and performs such duties as are conferred or imposed upon it by or under the act, including the power to (1) inquire into and resolve a dispute respecting an agricultural operation, including the determination of what constitutes a normal farm practice; and (2) make the necessary inquiries and orders to ensure compliance with its decisions.

Membership

Not less than five members are appointed by the minister who may designate one of the members as chair and one or more of the remaining members as vice-chair.

Qualifications

Candidates should have farming and/or municipal experience and an understanding of the context within which the NFPPB operates.  Experience in mediation, as well as interpreting and applying legislation, are considered assets.

Term

Members are appointed for an initial term of two years and are eligible for reappointment. The term of appointment is a maximum of 10 years in total.

Meetings
Panels of three Board members adjudicate hearings when requested. The Board meets as necessary to discuss operational and policy issues. The members meet yearly at an Annual General Meeting to retrain, discuss issues and meet obligations under ATAGAA.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule B of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) GLENN WALKER
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2021
chatham
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) BRANDI NEIL
10-Mar-2021 - 09-Mar-2023
orangeville
3. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) CHRISTINE GREYDANUS
28-Apr-2021 - 27-Apr-2023
petrolia
4. Member (Part-Time) JOHN LOHUIS
30-Jan-2020 - 29-Jan-2023
tillsonburg
5. Member (Part-Time) JUDY DIRKSEN
15-Apr-2021 - 14-Apr-2023
harriston
6. Member (Part-Time) BETTY ANN MACKINNON
29-Apr-2021 - 28-Apr-2023
glencoe, on
7. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT FULLER
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
simcoe
8. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT BRANDER
26-Oct-2020 - 25-Oct-2023
caledon
9. Member (Part-Time) LISA HERN
22-May-2021 - 21-May-2024
kenilworth
10. Member (Part-Time) ROD DE WOLDE
10-Jun-2021 - 09-Jun-2024
millbrook
11. Member (Part-Time)
12. Member (Part-Time)