2019 AGM
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Registration*

1:00 p.m. Opening Session of Annual General Meeting

Session Chair: Eric Schwindt

1:15 p.m. 2019 Economic Outlook for the Pork Sector

Sébastien Pouliot, Principal Ag Economist, Farm Credit Canada

2:00 p.m. Update on the Government of Canada’s Trade Agenda

Aaron Fowler, Chief Agriculture Negotiator and Director General,
Trade Agreements and Negotiations Directorate,  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

2:45 p.m. Nutritional Break

3:00 p.m. US Hog and Pork Pricing 

Glynn Tonsor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

3:45 p.m. Global Overview of Foreign Animal Diseases

Dr. Egan Brockhoff, Veterinary Counselor, Canadian Pork Council 

4:30 p.m. Free Time

6:30 p.m. Dinner Banquet and Awards 
Entertainment: The Peterson Brothers

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration*

8:00 a.m. Call to Order – Business Meeting
Opening Remarks – Eric Schwindt 
Financial Report – Jim Weir
Auditor’s Report – RLB LLP

9:30 a.m. Managers’ Reports
Ken Ovington – General Manager
Stacey Ash – Communications and Consumer Marketing
Frank Wood – Industry and Member Services

10:00 a.m. Questions and Answers

10:15 a.m. CTV London: “Fields to Forks” Program
Tania DeJonge, Creative Producer and Barbara Churchill, Account Executive, CTV London

10:45 a.m. Nutritional Break             

11:00 a.m. Ontario Pork’s Leadership Course 
LaDonna Boersma, Leadership Course Participant, Pork Producer, Perth 

11:15 a.m. Canadian Pork Council Update

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Resolutions

2:30 p.m. Wrap-up Session and Closing Remarks
Eric Schwindt
Where: Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre
50 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario


Agenda and Bios as pdf



  • Ontario Pork elected delegates, presidents and secretaries - You are PRE-REGISTERED for ALL portions of the AGM/Banquet (Tuesday afternoon sessions; evening banquet and all portions on Wednesday). If you do NOT plan to attend parts of the event, please email reception@ontariopork.on.ca BEFORE March 15.
  • Industry attendees - Please register here by Friday, March 15.

Hotel Information

Delta Hotel Guleph
50 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario
Phone: 519-780-3700

Other hotels in the area are:

Days Inn (within a walking distance from the Delta hotel)
785 Gordon Street, Guelph
Phone: 519-822-9112

Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre
601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph
Phone: 519-836-0231