Every year leading up to OFA’s Annual General Meeting, the organization opens a nomination period for farm leaders across the province to put their name forward as a candidate to run for the position of Director-at-Large on the provincial Board of Directors. The position, which is for a three-year term beginning immediately following the Annual General Meeting, offers the chance to serve as a leader in your community and the agricultural industry.
Nominations will be accepted starting October 15 and closing on October 30, 2023.
An election will be held for this position during the AGM on Wednesday, November 22 . It will consist of a brief presentation by nominees (2-3 minutes long) followed by a moderated Q & A session.
Are you interested in joining OFA’s Board of Directors, but wonder what the role entails?
The role of a director offers the opportunity to speak up, engage and influence meaningful change at the provincial level. Directors advocate on behalf of Ontario farm businesses, connect with grassroots members and industry partners on key issues and priorities impacting the agri-food sector, and influence policy development and strategic planning for the organization. This active role works in collaboration with energetic and enthusiastic board members and staff to ensure the farming and food sector continues to thrive across the province. Learn more about the role by clicking here.
If you are interested in running for Director-at-Large, the nomination form is due no later than end of business on Monday, October 30, 2023.
The form can be emailed, mailed or faxed to the attention of Cathy Lennon, General Manager (email@example.com, fax: 519-821-8810 or mail: 200 Hanlon Creek Blvd., Guelph, ON N1C 0A1). Please note that it requires the name, signature and membership number of two OFA members as nominators. Membership in OFA is a requirement of nominees and nominators.
For more details and information about OFA’s annual meeting, visit ofa.on.ca/agm.