GUELPH — Peggy Brekveld has been elected as the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s 32nd President and the third female President in the organization’s history.
Brekveld will serve a one-year term. Her election comes on the back of the delegate’s ratification of bylaw 20-1, which fundamentally changed the way OFA elects its president and two vice-presidents.
“I look forward to working with our entire team across the organization to continue to bring the message that agriculture is the number one industry and economic driver in Ontario,” said Peggy Brekveld, OFA President.
Brekveld and her family own Woodstar farms, a 75-cow dairy operation near Thunder Bay.
Formerly serving as Vice President of the OFA for six years — and current Vice President of the Agricultural Adaptation Council — she has been recognized as one of six 2020 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture. An advocate for diversity in the agriculture sector, she’s a strong female role-model for the organization.
Additionally, OFA would like to announce that Mark Reusser has been reelected by the board of directors as Vice-President for his fifth one-year term. Drew Spoelstra, a former Executive Member of the Committee, will take the second Vice-President position. Completing the executive committee is Crispin Colvin, who will serve as the Executive Member.