Brian Crews farms with his wife Cyndi, son Andrew, and parents Carl and Helena, just North of Trenton where they milk 95 cows with two Lely robots. After returning from university, and with a desire to serve his community, Brian became a fire fighter with the local volunteer fire department. This ignited a spark in him and lead to a 33-year career with the Toronto Fire Service. This experience has given him a unique perspective on bridging the rural/urban gap. With retirement on the horizon, and the desire to serve his community still burning strong, Brian was elected to represent the farmers of Lennox and Addington, Hastings, Northumberland, and Prince Edward counties on the Ontario Federation of Agriculture board in the fall of 2023.