Keith Currie, a Collingwood Ontario-area farmer, was re-elected as President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) at the 2019 Annual General Meeting for his fourth one-year term leading OFA’s 38,000 farm family members. He is the organization’s 31st President. Currie has more than 25 years of experience with OFA and agricultural advocacy, which began with an appointment to the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, where he held numerous positions including President from 2004-2006. He has served on and chaired many local and provincial agriculture organizations as well as many conservation initiatives during his career.
Currie’s career in advocacy has led to numerous appointments to provincial government advisory panels such as 2019, Ontario Advisory Panel on Climate Change, 2015, 4-Plan Review Panel: a review of significant land use plans in Ontario, and to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Minister’s Advisory Panel.
In February of 2019, Currie was elected as the First Vice President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) at the CFA annual meeting in Ottawa.
With a diploma in Agriculture Production Management from Ridgetown College, Currie returned home to the Collingwood Ontario family operation, 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.
Attending the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Board of Directors meeting in Ottawa.
Chairing the OFA Board of Directors meeting in Guelph.
Attending the 2020 Farmland Forum hosted by Ontario Farmland Trust. Keith will also be participating on a panel during the event.
Attending the Grain Farmers of Ontario March Classic meeting.
Attending the Ottawa Valley Farm Show at the EY Centre, Ottawa.
Attending the Grey-Bruce Politicians meeting.
Attending the UCFO Annual General Meeting in Alfred.
Attending an OFA governance meeting in Guelph.
Attending a meeting in Guelph with the Policy Advisory Council (PAC) Steering Committee. Later in the day, Keith will be attending a meeting with the OFA Executive Committee.
Attending a meeting regarding the CTV Bell Media Fields to Forks campaign in London.
Attending a Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks consultation meeting on the review of the Conservation Authorities Act.
Attending an OFA breakfast meeting at Queen’s Park with members of the NDP Caucus.
Attending an OFA breakfast meeting at Queen’s Park with members of the Government Caucus.
Attending the Chicken Farmers of Ontario Board of Directors meeting.