New Chair of Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission

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New Chair of Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission

McGuinty Government Selects Chair With Strong Agricultural Credentials

Ontario has appointed Gerald Kamenz as the new Chair of the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission.

Mr. Kamenz is well-known in the agriculture sector in Ontario and across Canada. He is the past president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Mr. Kamenz has worked on behalf of agriculture in many capacities including the Canadian Federation of Agriculture's Environment and Science Committee and the Canadian Agri-Food Research Council.

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is an agency within the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs that is accountable for the conduct and impact of Ontario's regulated marketing system.
  • Ontario currently has 21 marketing boards and four representative associations.

Quotes

“Mr. Kamenz brings broad agricultural knowledge and proven chairing skills to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission. He's already shown his commitment to moving agriculture forward and this appointment will benefit producers and their processor-partners in our regulated marketing system.”

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“I've spent the last 25 years building relationships with all stakeholders in the agri-food sector. I look forward to furthering that goal with the other seven members of the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission.”

Mr. Kamenz

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