Keith Currie, a Collingwood-area hay and sweet corn farmer, was acclaimed as President of the OFA at the 2017 Annual General Meeting, returning for his second one-year leadership term for OFA’s 37,000 farm members. His inaugural election as OFA President occurred at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. Prior to his role as President, Currie was the organization’s Vice President from 2013-2016. His 25+ years of experience with the OFA began with an appointment to the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, where he held numerous positions including President from 2004-2006.
With a diploma in Agriculture Production Management from Ridgetown College, Currie returned home to manage an eighth-generation dairy and cash crop farm in Simcoe County with his wife Janice and four children. The dairy herd was dispersed in 2003 and the operation now focuses on production of grains and oilseed, forages for dry hay, along with a sweet corn and gladiolus flower production.
Currie has served as Director on the Simcoe County Holstein Club where he served as County Delegate for Gencor, member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Simcoe District Co-Operatives, Simcoe County Milk Producers, Stayner Farmers Co-Operative and the Collingwood Agricultural Society. Currie previously served as the Board Chair of AgScape (formerly Ontario Agri-Food Education) and is a member of the Healthy Waters/Healthy Futures review committee for Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.
Attending the Peel Federation of Agriculture regional meeting.
Attending OFA’s annual lobby day and evening reception at Queen’s Park.
Attending the OFA Board of Directors meeting in Toronto.
Attending the Russell Federation of Agriculture tour and Annual General Meeting in Casselman.
Attending Grow Ontario Together leadership meeting in Guelph.
Attending the Lennox and Addington Federation of Agriculture Annual General Meeting in Selby.
Chairing the OFA Executive meeting in Guelph. In the afternoon, Keith will be attending a meeting with The Co-operators.
Attending the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Pain Court, ON.
Attending the President’s Council meeting in Guelph.
Attending the Grape Growers of Ontario Celebrity Luncheon in St. Catharines.
Attending Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show 2018 in Woodstock.