As we head into 2021, we will be highlighting AAC board members from across the Ontario agriculture and agri-food sector and AAC successes from the past 25 years.
The AAC staff continue to work from home and our newly elected board of directors will be meeting virtually throughout the year, as we focus on looking to the future for AAC. This month AAC staff are wrapping up claim payments for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada funded Emergency Processing Fund for Nunavut, Manitoba and Ontario. We want to thank all of our applicants for submitting their final claim materials, as we know they are busy with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on their food processing operations.
This month we are featuring AAC Vice Chair, Ed Scharringa. Ed has been an AAC board member for the past four years, bringing his expertise in floriculture, specialty crops and greenhouse production to the board table. For the past 25 years, AAC has been delivering funding programs for applicants across the sector. We are featuring one of those applicants, Grain Farms of Ontario (GFO), who continually invest in important research projects to grow and improve the Ontario grain and oilseed industry.
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Chris Hiemstra, AAC Chair
Terry Thompson, AAC Executive Director