Ontario Sheep Farmers held its convention and annual general meeting last week near Cookstown, Ont. It was Rob Scott’s final meeting as a board member, having served the last two years as chair. Scott had announced ahead of this meeting that he would be stepping down as chair and as provincial director for his district.
Stepping in to the leadership role is Marc Carere, who served as first vice chair this last year. Carere, who raises sheep and runs a lamb feedlot near Lindsay, Ont., was voted in as chair by the Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) board Friday, November 2.
Carere is joined at the helm of OSF by Heather Little, sheep and cattle producer, who moves from second to first vice chair. John Hemstead, who raises milk sheep, was elected as second vice chair.
Ed Post, from Parkhill, joins the Ontario Sheep Farmers board as a director for District 1. Post, along with his wife Linda, operates Willow Creek Sheep & Cattle, a commercial sheep flock along with a small cow calf operation and tree fruit production.
Ontario Sheep Farmers is represented by a 11-member board elected on a rotating basis (four each year and three in the third year) by their peers, for a three-year term. Currently, two seats remain vacant.