Ontario Pork Chair and Vice-Chair elected for 2022-23

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Ontario Pork Chair and Vice-Chair elected for 2022-23

GUELPH, ONTARIO (April 13, 2022) – The Ontario Pork Board of Directors is pleased to announce that John de Bruyn will continue as the Chair for the next term; Maaike Campbell will serve as Vice-Chair.

De Bruyn, a producer from Oxford County, and Campbell, a producer from Lambton County, were acclaimed to their respective roles at a board meeting held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. De Bruyn was first elected to his role in 2021 and both have worked closely with board members and producers as the industry has continued to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while planning for the sector’s immediate and longer-term needs.

Perth County producer Doug Ahrens completed his term on March 23, 2022, after serving as a director for 13 years. Tanya Terpstra, a pork producer and delegate from Perth County was acclaimed as a new Board member representing Zone 2. Other board members include Arno Schober, Chris Cossitt, Bruce Hudson, Mike Mitchell, Eric Schwindt and Tara Terpstra.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the board and representing producers as we chart a course for the future of the Ontario pork industry,” said de Bruyn. “From research and policy to consumer education and international trade, serving as chair of Ontario Pork is an opportunity to advocate for producers and advance the legacy built by Ontario’s farm families who will continue to provide safe and nutritious pork for the world.”

About Ontario Pork
Ontario Pork represents the 1,064 farmers who market 5.9 million hogs in the province. The organization is engaged in many areas, including research, government representation, environmental issues, consumer education and food quality assurance. Ontario’s pork industry generates $2.8 billion in economic output and 15,843 in full-time equivalent jobs. For more information, visit Ontario Pork’s website at www.ontariopork.on.ca.


For more information, please contact:

Stacey Ash
Manager, Communications and Consumer marketing
Ontario Pork
Phone: 519-820-3119

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