Max Hansgen is the new president of the National Farmers Union – Ontario. The Lanark resident was acclaimed to the role at the organization’s annual general meeting, held virtually earlier this month. The market gardener will also serve as NFU Region 3 Coordinator.
Hansgen’s position at the helm of the organization follows 2 years as Councillor-At-Large and Treasurer with the board.
Also acclaimed to the NFU-O Board and NFU Region 3 Council were Rav Singh (Shade of Miti Farm, Mississauga) as Youth Advisor; Claire Poulton (Little Field Farm, Bright) as Women’s Advisor; Orlando Martín López Gómez (Toronto) as the first-ever BIPOC Advisor; Jennifer Osborn (All Sorts Acres, Mono) as a National Board member; and Ken Bassindale (Selkirk) as Councillor-at-large. Roger Rivest (Nature Lane Farm, Staples) and Brendan Grant (Sleepy G Farm, Pass Lake) will continue on the Board in the second year of their terms.