Ontario Sheep chair stepping down

When the Ontario Sheep Farmers hold their annual general meeting next month they will be in need of a new chairperson.

In the latest Ontario Sheep magazine, current chair and delegate for district 4, Rob Scott, announced he is not only stepping down as chair, but is also leaving the board.

In his time as chair, Scott has focused on risk management programming, learning from the U.S industry, working closely with federal representation and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Scott’s tenure has not been without controversy, as Ontario Sheep withdrew from the Canadian Sheep Federation to form the National Sheep Network with Quebec and Alberta while under his leadership.

Ontario Sheep was asked for more details regarding Scott’s departure but according to the organization, no press release or official statement will be forthcoming.

Ontario Sheep has 11 districts across the province; at least two of them failed to elect a provincial director (PD) ahead of the early November AGM. The vacant positions are in Scott’s district and district 10, one of three districts in eastern Ontario.

The Ontario Sheep Convention and Annual General Meeting is set for November 1 and 2, 2018, at the Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Centre in Alliston Ontario. Find more information here.

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