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Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission

Ministry
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
URL
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/farmproducts
Address
5TH FLOOR, 1 STONE ROAD WEST
GUELPH
N1G4Y2
Phone
(519) 826-4220
Fax
(519) 826-3400
Background
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS ACT, RSO 1990, C. M.16, S. 12 (opens a new window)
Function

The Commission administers the Farm Products Marketing Act and the Milk Act, supervises Ontario's twenty-five marketing boards and designated associations, develops and implements regulated marketing policy, provides leadership in the form of advice, facilitation, and direction to Ontario's marketing boards and designated associations, provides educational programs to boards, designated associations and industry stakeholders in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the regulated marketing system.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints not fewer than three people and appoints one member as chair and one or more as vice-chair(s).

Qualifications

Candidates must have a basic understanding of Ontario’s regulated marketing system.  Expertise in supply management, regulated marketing and/or food processing is needed.   Strategic thinking and decision-making skills are 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
The commission meets monthly for two days. Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday and Thursday of each month at 1 Stone Road West, Guelph. Occasional travel is required for planning sessions and information sessions with marketing boards.
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) AMY CRONIN
07-May-2020 - 06-May-2022
bluevale
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) VALERIE GILVESY
17-Aug-2019 - 16-Aug-2022
tillsonburg
3. Member (Part-Time) BETTE JEAN CREWS
18-Apr-2017 - 17-Apr-2022
trenton
4. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT ANDERSON
13-May-2020 - 12-May-2022
strathroy
5. Member (Part-Time) DAN COHOE
27-May-2020 - 26-May-2022
burgessville
6. Member (Part-Time) CAMERON MCWILLIAM
31-Dec-2020 - 30-Dec-2023
dutton
7. Member (Part-Time) RALPH DIETRICH
23-May-2021 - 22-May-2024
mildmay