The Provincial Nutrient
Management Advisory Committee
Table of Contents
- Advisory Committee Members
The provincial Nutrient Management Advisory Committee will make
recommendations for the implementation of regulations under the
Nutrient Management Act, 2002.
The 24-member advisory committee, drawn from a broad range of stakeholder
groups, will be chaired by Wayne Caldwell, associate professor with
the University of Guelph's School of Environmental Design and Rural
Development. Members of the committee have been chosen from farm
organizations, the crop industry, the livestock industry, agribusiness,
rural municipalities, the environmental community and the scientific
and academic community.
The committee will examine certain technical issues identified
during the consultations, such as the standards for seasonal outdoor
feedlots; offer suggestions about appropriate funding mechanisms;
and make recommendations on the phase-in of the application of regulations.
Some of the issues referred to this committee for further examination
and recommendations are:
- when the proposed regulations would apply to all types of farms
except new livestock farms, large livestock farms and those expanding
into the large livestock category
- restrictions regarding the siting and construction of nutrient
storage, as well as manure handling and application near municipal
- seasonal outdoor feeding area standards
- manure storage issues for existing operations
- decommissioning of manure storages
- nutrient application on tile-drained land
- nutrient application on shallow soils
- odour-related setbacks and standards
- winter spreading restrictions for nutrients from the pulp and
Advisory Committee Members
The Nutrient Management Advisory Committee includes 24 representatives
of the many stakeholder groups that have been involved in the development
of the legislation and the draft regulations, plus a chair and vice-chair.
Its members have been drawn from farm organizations, the crop industry,
the livestock industry, agribusiness, rural municipalities, the
environmental community and the scientific and academic community.
The Nutrient Management Advisory Committee includes:
Wayne Caldwell, an associate professor with the University of Guelph's
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, as well as
a senior planner with Huron County. Caldwell's expertise includes
rural land use planning, agricultural change management and rural
community development, planning regulation and siting livestock
facilities, as well as facilitation and conflict resolution.
Dale Cowan, owner-president of Agri-Food Labs. Cowan is also a
member of the Ontario Agri-Business Association, which represents
Ontario's crop input, grain and feed industries, as well as related
agricultural businesses operating in Ontario.
David Biesenthal, a Walkerton area farmer and veterinarian.
Neal Cathcart, reeve of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan, a member
of Peterborough County Council, and a board member of the Ganaraska
Region and Otonabee Conservation Authorities.
Julie Cayley, Ducks Unlimited, Ontario
Gary Cousins, the director of planning for Wellington County,
and a representative of the Association of Municipalities of
Lou Di Gironimo, General Manager, Water & Wastewater Services,
City of Toronto
Mac Emiry, a dairy producer from Northern Ontario.
Greg Hannam, chair of AgCare (Agricultural Groups Concerned
About Resources and the Environment), Director of the Ontario
Soybean Marketing Board, and a cash-crop farmer in the Guelph
Chris Kennedy, vice-chair and provincial director of the Ontario
Sheep Marketing Agency as well as part-owner and general manager
of Topsy Farms Ltd. in Frontenac County.
Peter Krause, the chair of Conservation Ontario, who was a
member of the Advisory Committee on Watershed-based Source Protection
Anastasia Lintner, c/o Sierra Legal Defense
Tim Lotimer, President of Ontario Water Works Association.
John Maaskant, a chicken producer from Huron County who sits
on the board of directors of Chicken Farmers of Ontario and
is chair of the Ontario Farm Animal Advisory Council. In addition,
Maaskant was a member of the Advisory Committee on Watershed-based
Source Protection Planning.
Paul Mistele, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Jonathan Ng, Environmental Coordinator, Abititi-Consolidated
Company of Canada, Thorold Division
Dale Pallister, an operator of a large feed lot operation in
Grey County and a member of the Ontario Cattleman's Association.
David Rudolph, an associate professor of Earth Sciences at
the University of Waterloo whose interests include groundwater
science, groundwater resource management and protection of regional
Bill Semeniuk, the mayor of the Township of Zorra, a representative
of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association, and a chicken and
cash crop farmer.
Carl Spencer, the deputy mayor of the municipality of Georgian
Bluffs, and a beef farmer in Grey County.
Charles Stevens, a Durham Region orchard operator and member
of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Grower's Association.
Kim Systma, a director with both the Ontario Cattlemen's Association
and Beef Improvement Ontario, from Leeds County.
Dennis Zekveld, director of Ontario Pork, chair of their Environment
Committee and a pork producer in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
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