Jennifer Hayes has been appointed to the Canadian Dairy Commission which supervises Canada’s national milk supply management system.
She is a dairy and beef farmer at Pinecrest Farms in Shigawake in the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec.
She is the third generation on the farm she co-owns with her father and uncle. The farm is the most eastern dairy farm in Quebec.
She has been an active member of L’Union des Producteurs Agricoles and its specialized dairy, beef and local syndicates.
She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia University and is active in rural development initiatives in her region.
She is one of the very few women in leadership positions in Canada’s supply-management dairy industry.