GUELPH — Simcoe County cash crop farmer Keith Currie is the new president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, defeating outgoing president Don McCabe at the OFA’s annual general meeting on Nov. 21.
Currie received 151 votes to McCabe’s 96.
Currie, who spent the last three years as an OFA vice-president and has been with the OFA for 25 years, has said one of his main goals is to get the province on board in helping get natural gas to rural areas.
As well, Thunder Bay dairy farmer Peggy Brekveld and Waterloo County chicken and cash crop farmer Mark Reusser were elected vice-presidents on Nov. 22. Arnprior dairy farmer Debra Pretty-Straathof was third in the voting.