GUELPH — After 19 years as general manager of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), Neil Currie has announced his retirement. As the longest-serving general manager in the organization’s 83-year history, Currie will continue in his role until August 30.
“We’re grateful for Neil’s long-term leadership of OFA, Canada’s largest general farm organization,” says Keith Currie, OFA president. “He has seen the organization through significant changes and challenges – numerous governments, complete board restructuring, farm financial highs and lows, and changes of office locations. Neil leaves OFA with a strong team to meet all future challenges.”
A hiring committee has been established to assist OFA in the search process for a new general manager. The organization hopes to begin interviewing potential candidates in late spring. Job posting details will be announced in the near future.
“From every one of our staff, board and the 38,000 members we serve – we thank Neil for his outstanding leadership, service and dedication to Ontario agriculture,” says Currie.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is the largest general farm organization in Ontario, representing 38,000 farm families across the province. As a dynamic farmer-led organization based in Guelph, the OFA works to represent and champion the interests of Ontario farmers through government relations, farm policy recommendations, research, lobby efforts, community representation, media relations and more. OFA is the leading advocate for Ontario’s farmers and is Ontario’s voice of the farmer.