Keith Currie, who farms at Collingwood, Ont., is currently one of two vice presidents of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). Early next week, he’ll stand in front of the membership and ask them to vote him in as the new president, following two years of leadership under Don McCabe.
It’s a critical time for policy development in Ontario, as several acts which impact agriculture are under review, Currie says. OFA is also in its fourth year moving forward with bringing natural gas to many rural regions of the province. Sky-rocketing hydro rates are top of mind, too.
In the interview below, Currie and RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith discuss farm competitiveness in the province, how policy development has changed in recent years, and what Currie is focused on in his bid to lead the OFA. Listen here:
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