Melissa Schneider serves on the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) Board of Directors as the Zone 4 Director representing the counties of Elgin and Oxford. Schneider was elected into the position for a three-year term in November 2018.
She also serves as President of the Elgin Federation of Agriculture and previously sat as a member on OFA’s Policy Advisory Council (PAC).
Schneider grew up working on her family’s cash crop farm. With a diploma in print journalism, she is the founder and publisher of The Echo newspaper, which passionately advocates for agriculture and the rural way of life in Elgin County.