Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission Members

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is currently comprised of a Chair and five members.

The Chair and Commission members are private citizens who have diverse backgrounds and experience working in areas such as primary production, primary and further processing, food service, food distribution and grocery retail.

Members

Jim Clark, Chair

Jim Clark - Interim Chair

  • Executive Director of the Ontario Cattle Feeders' Association from 1999 to 2003 and from 2005 to present
  • Senior Policy Advisor/Stakeholder Relations for Office of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs from 2003 to 2005
Valerie Hobbs

Valerie Hobbs

  • Manager and Director at Blythe Brae Farms near Woodstock. Blythe Brae Farms grows grains and dry beans, operates a licenced grain elevator and roast soy-beans for use in livestock and poultry feeding.
  • Past Director and Committee Chair for the Ontario Soybean Growers.
Bette Jean Crews

Bette Jean Crews

  • Manages an 800 acre family farm, growing grains, horticulture crops, roadside market
  • Past president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Past Chair Agriculture Adaptation Council
  • Past Chair Agricultural Management Institute
  • Winner of Farm Credit's "Rosemary Davis" award for Canadian Farm women leaders 2010
Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

  • Vice President of the Ontario and US Operations for Bonduelle North America
  • Past President of the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors
  • Past President of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Processors Association
  • Board Director of Food and Beverage Ontario
Dan Cohoe

Dan Cohoe

  • General Manager of Ontario Quality Swine Improvement Inc.
  • Former Director of Producer and Industry Relations for Quality Meat Packers Ltd.
  • Founding member of the Ontario Pork Industry Council
Valerie Gilvesy

Valerie Gilvesy

  • Educated and trained members of various farm organizations on board governance, succession planning and sector awareness.
  • Former Member Relations Manager of the Grain Farmers of Ontario.
  • Lives on a farm in Oxford County, holds a BSc in biology from Trent University and is a Class 3 AALP graduate.

For more information:
E-mail: ontariofarm.productsmarketing.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 01 January 2000
Last Reviewed: 19 December 2016