Agriculture Development Branch Staff Directory - Agriculture Program Analyst, Executive Assistant, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor and Technology Transfer Specialists

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Table of Contents

i. Agriculture Program Analyst

ii. Executive Assistant

iii. Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor (A) Communications Branch

iv. Technology Transfer Specialists

v. Access OMAFRA

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2

Agriculture Program Analyst

Telephone: 519-826-3323
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail:

Areas of Focus:

  • Issues management in the agriculture sector
  • Performance measurement
  • Program development and project management
  • Technology transfer best practices
  • Support for government policy development in the agriculture sector

Executive Assistant

Carmela Cupelli
3rd Floor
Telephone: 519-826-6396
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: carmela.cupelli@ontario.ca

Areas of Focus:

  • Manage the Director's office, including issues management and communications
  • Coordination of information flow and approvals for the Branch
  • Coordination of Branch initiatives, policy, program, budget and briefing activities
  • Develop and monitor guidelines/protocols and performance measures

Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor (A) Communications Branch

Karen Carruthers
1 Stone Road West 2nd Floor
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Telephone: 519-826-5803
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: karen.carruthers.@ontario.ca

Areas of Focus:

  • Marketing and communication officer for Agriculture Development Branch
  • Responsible for the strategic planning and execution of client-focused communication

Technology Transfer Specialists

Madé Quay
3rd Floor
Telephone: 519-826-4094
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: made.quay@ontario.ca

Areas of Focus:

  • Lead and conduct research on effective means and tools of delivering technology transfer including use of social media, website, trade shows and print
  • Provide advice to technical specialists on current best practices for technology transfer
  • Coordinate the development of Branch products and services and evaluate the effectiveness of these activities
  • Coordinate projects to assess new or existing decision-making tools, or new or existing products, new uses of technology

Betty Summerhayes
3rd Floor
Telephone: 519-826-3105
Fax: 519-826-3254
E-mail: betty.summerhayes@ontario.ca

Areas of Focus:

  • Lead and conduct research on effective means and tools of delivering technology transfer including use of social media, website, trade shows and print
  • Provide advice to technical specialists on current best practices for technology transfer
  • Coordinate the development of Branch products and services and evaluate the effectiveness of these activities
  • Coordinate projects to assess new or existing decision-making tools, or new or existing products, new uses of technology

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Agricultural Information Contact Centre

OMAFRA's Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC) provides quick access to our information and expertise. AICC agents have the experience and background to answer agriculture and agribusiness questions. If needed, they will also put you in touch with a provincial specialist.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Publication Order Centre and OMAFRA Resources Centre

You can access both paid and free publications from any ServiceOntario or OMAFRA Resource Centre. To get a list of products, contact one of the numbers listed below or visit the OMAFRA website.

Hours of operation, Guelph ServiceOntario Centre:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Publications can be ordered through the ServiceOntario Publications website at www.ServiceOntario.ca/publications, or contact ServiceOntario Publications by phone at:

      1-800-668-9938
      416-326-5300
      TTY 1-800-268-7095

Telephone: 1-800-267-8097 or call the AICC at 1-877-424-1300 for the OMAFRA Resource Centre nearest you


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Betty Summerhayes - Product Development Specialist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: March 2008
Last Reviewed: 03 January 2017