Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission Members

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) comprises a chair, vice chair and four members, all appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The diverse membership is made up of producers and processors with a variety of business, industry and commodity experience.

Members

Jim Clark - Chair

Jim Clark, Chair

  • Commission chair since 2017
  • Commission member since 2007
  • Current beef cattle producer
  • Current executive director of the Ontario Cattle Feeders' Association
  • Former senior policy advisor/stakeholder relations for the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Valerie Gilvesy

Valerie Gilvesy, Vice-Chair

  • Commission vice chair since 2017
  • Commission member since 2016
  • Current member of the Western Fair Association
  • Former member relations manager with the Grain Farmers of Ontario.
  • Former services and inspection representative with the Chicken Farmers of Ontario
  • Former member service representative with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (counties of Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin, Elgin and Oxford)

Bette Jean Crews

Bette Jean Crews, Member

  • Commission member since 2012
  • Current owner of an 800-acre family grain and horticulture crop farm
  • Previously operated Crews Farm Services, a trucking and brokerage business
  • Former president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Former chair of the Agriculture Adaptation Council
  • Former chair of the Agricultural Management Institute

Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson, Member

  • Commission member since 2015
  • Current vice president of the Ontario, Alberta and USA operations for Bonduelle North America
  • Current board director at Food and Beverage Ontario
  • Past president of the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors
  • Past president of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Processors Association

Dan Cohoe

Dan Cohoe, Member

  • Commission member since 2015
  • Current livestock transportation project consultant with Titan Trailers Inc.
  • Former general manager at Ontario Swine Improvement Inc.
  • Former director of producer and industry relations for Quality Meat Packers Ltd.
  • Founding member of the Ontario Pork Industry Council
  • Former cash crop, cattle feedlot & processing vegetable producer

Cameron McWilliam

Cameron McWilliam, Member

  • Commission member since 2019
  • Current turkey, beef cattle and cash crop producer
  • Current director of Community School Alliance
  • Past Mayor of Dutton/Dunwich
  • Past Warden of Elgin County
  • Former chairman of the Dutton Highland Games committee
  • Former fundraiser for the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation, Bobier Villa and the John Kenneth Galbraith Reference Library

For more information:
E-mail: ontariofarm.productsmarketing.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 01 January 2000
Last Reviewed: March 2019