New directors joining the OFA board are Brian Crews, who was elected by Zone 12 farmers in Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Northumberland & Prince Edward; Clint Cameron as the representative of Zone 11 farmers in Dundas, Frontenac, Grenville and Leeds; and Andrea McCoy-Naperstkow, who represents Zone 8 farmers in Arnprior, Lanark, Ottawa and Renfrew.
Crews, Cameron and McCoy-Naperstkow replace exiting directors Bruce Buttar, Jackie-Kelly Pemberton and Jennifer Doelman respectively.
Also joining the board as a new Director-at-Large is Angela Cammaert, who was elected at the OFA annual general meeting earlier this week. Cammaert, a fifth generation beef and crop farmer from Elgin County, who replaces outgoing director Peggy Brekveld.
Andrea McCoy-Naperstkow – Director, Zone 8 – Arnprior, Lanark, Ottawa and Renfrew
Andrea McCoy-Naperstkow farms in the Eastern Ontario county of Lanark, near Carleton Place where she and her husband Arvin raise beef cattle and grow crops. She joined the OFA board in 2023 representing farmers in Arnprior, Lanark, Ottawa and Renfrew, but has been involved with her local federation of agriculture in various roles for the last 25 years.
Clint Cameron – Director, Zone 11 – Dundas, Frontenac, Grenville and Leeds
Clint Cameron joined the Ontario Federation of Agriculture board of directors in November 2023 as the representative of farmers in the Eastern Ontario counties of Dundas, Frontenac, Grenville and Leeds. Farming runs deep in his family’s roots – after a 25-year career in manufacturing, technology and corn wet milling, he returned full-time to the family’s Cardinal-area farm, which consists of a Boer goat breeding facility, cash crop production and a custom agricultural services business.
Brian Crews – Director, Zone 12 – Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Northumberland & Prince Edward
Brian Crews farms with his wife Cyndi, son Andrew, and parents Carl and Helena, just North of Trenton where they milk 95 cows with two Lely robots. Brian was elected to represent the farmers of Lennox and Addington, Hastings, Northumberland, and Prince Edward counties on the Ontario Federation of Agriculture board in the fall of 2023.
Angela Cammaert – Director-at-Large
Angela Cammaert was elected to the OFA board as a Director-at-Large in November 2023 at the organization’s Annual General Meeting. A fifth-generation farmer, she farms with her family near West Lorne in Elgin County, raising beef cattle and growing crops.