Keith Currie, President

Keith Currie, a Collingwood-area hay and sweet corn farmer, was elected as President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. Currie previously served as 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 currently sits as the board Chair of AgScape(former Ontario Agri-Food Education) and is a member of the Healthy Waters/Healthy Futures review committee for Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.

Keith's Schedule

Monday, March 13
Chairing the OFA Board meeting in Guelph.

Tuesday, March 14
Chairing day OFA Board meeting in Guelph.

Wednesday, March 15
Attending the Ottawa Valley Farm Show, including the OFA Tailgate event in the evening.

Saturday, March 18
Attending a Grey County Federation of Agriculture and Bruce County Federation of Agriculture meeting in Elmwood.

Monday, March 20
Invited to speak at The Ontario Greenhouse Alliance (TOGA) Annual General Meeting in London.

Tuesday, March 21
Attending Ontario Pork's Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday, March 22
Travelling to Queen's Park for a breakfast meeting with the Ontario NDP caucus.

Thursday, March 23
Attending the annual Parliament Hill lobby event in Ottawa.

Monday, March 27
Attending a meeting with the Presidents' Council in Guelph.

Thursday, March 30
Attending the Ontario Farmland Trust Forum in Orillia.

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