Farm & Food Care Ontario has named its new executive director.

Kelly Daynard, who had served as interim executive director since January 2017, has had the interim tag removed from her title.

“The board of directors is unanimous in its decision to hire Kelly to lead Farm & Food Care Ontario. She has a strong knowledge of the agricultural industry and is well-known and well respected by members, staff and industry stakeholders. Over the years, she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to this organization and its mandate and has led the development of many of our award winning initiatives,” said Brian Gilroy, chair of the board of directors, in a news release.

Daynard joined FFCO’s predecessor, the Ontario Farm Animal Council, in 2005. She has been the organization’s communications manager since 2012.

“I’m honoured by the confidence shown by the board of directors in hiring me to this position,” said Daynard. “It has been a privilege to work for this organization for so many years. Farm & Food Care Ontario plays such a critical role in this industry, helping to connect consumers with their food. I look forward to being part of the work that we’ll continue to do to earn public trust in food and farming.”

Daynard replaces Tracey Hussey, who departed in January.

One thought on “Kelly Daynard named executive director of Farm & Food Care Ontario

  1. Hello Kelly Daynard,

    I am seeking a speaker for our training session for November 22, 2017.
    I, Cindya Labine am working for SADC Pontiac (Community Futures Development Corporation).
    Every year we have a few training sessions to benefit and educate our business entrepreneurs in the Pontiac region (in Outaouais).
    Our theme this year is agriculture and we are searching for a speaker to educate the farmers, fair exhibitors (4-H) and anyone that is involved with agriculture animals and the public.
    We will like to have you speak for a training session on how to answer and explain to the public about agriculture. How do we do it properly? How do we approach in kindness? How do we speak to get their attentions?
    We need a speaker that can help with the proper communications to the public with live examples.

    The training will be in the Pontiac area (1 hour West of Ottawa on the Quebec side).
    Would you be interested on doing this type of training?
    If so, we will need a quote of your services and an outline of your content.

    You can contact me via email or call 1-844-648-2186.
    Looking forward to your response.

    Thank you
    Cindya Labine
    Conseillère aux entreprises
    Business Advisor
    Tél. : 819-648-2186 | 1-844-648-2186
    Téléc.| Fax: 819-648-2226

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