Ann Slater has been acclaimed first vice-president of the National Farmers Union during its annual meeting in Ottawa.
Jan Slomp, a dairy farmer from Alberta, was elected president.
Joan Brady of Huron County was acclaimed Women’s president.
Slater served as head of the Ontario branch of the NFU last year and went through a difficult challenge testifying before the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food Appeal Tribunal which twice denied the organization the right to stable funding under provincial legislation.
The NFU eventually won a court appeal and the tribunal followed the court order to grant the NFU accreditation.