Monday, July 10, 2017

Twenty chosen for special training

Twenty people have been chosen for the 17th annual Advanced Agriculture Leadership training program.

They are (nominating entity or employment in brackets):

Kelly Armstrong, Renfrew, Scotiabank

Laura Bowers, Ailsa Craig, Burnbrae Farms

Brendan Byrne, Essex, Cash Crop Producer

Krista Cressman, New Hamburg, Steckle Heritage Farm

Janice Danen, Stratford, Dairy and Poultry Producer

Rebecca Egan, Toronto, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Jeff French, Mitchell, Dairy Heifer Replacement Producer

Roger Harrop, Fergus, Cash Crop Producer

Paul Hoekstra, Cambridge, Syngenta

Nick Huybers, Wyoming, Pork Producer

Paul Legge, Chesley, Cash Crop Producer

Brenda Miller-Sanford, Guelph, Grain Farmers of Ontario

Erica Murray, Seaforth, Little, Masson & Reid Professional Corp.

Katie Nolan, Kemptville, OMAFRA

Erin O’Hara, Ottawa, Crop Life Canada

Vanessa Pottinger, Caledonia, Arterra Wines Canada

Rhonda Ryan, Walton, Trillium Mutual Insurance Company

Ryan Stirling, Belle River, South West Ag. Partners

Valerie Stone, Paris, Cargill

Bernice Weber Passchier, Palmerston, Ag. Business and Crop Inc.

During the 19-month program, AALP participants learn about leadership and organizational development theories and practices, government and political processes, economics, trade policy, global affairs, sector and industry-related issues in Ontario and globally through North American and international study travel components.  

AALP is delivered by the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI). Established in 1984, the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) has graduated more than 470 leaders.