Friday, February 19, 2021

Beef Farmers re-elects leaders

The president and all but one of the directors remains in leadership at Beef Farmers of Ontario.

The new director is Kim Jo Bliss of Emo to represent the Rainy River district for one year.

She has a 50-head cow-calf operation and a small sheep flock and works at , the Ontario Crops Research Centre the University of Guelph operates at Emo.

She is also involved in many community organizations including the local hospital foundation and the Rainy River sales barn and abattoir.

Four BFO directors were re-elected by voting delegates for three-year terms. Jack Chaffe of Mitchell, Ontario will represent the feedlot sector, Jason Leblond of Powassan, Ontario will represent the cow-calf sector, Jordan Miller of Kagawong, Ontario will represent northern Ontario and Jason Reid from Thunder Bay will hold the position of director at-large.

 Rob Lipsett from Annan, Ontario, who represents the background sector on the BFO Board of Directors, will continue to lead the organization in the year ahead as president, with Jack Chaffe serving as vice president.

BFO has 12 elected officials: three from the cow-calf sector, three from the feedlot sector, one from the backgrounder sector, one each representing the southern, northern and eastern regions of Ontario, and two at-large. Directors are elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis.