Devitt named as Grain Farmers of Ontario CEO


Grain Farmers of Ontario has named Crosby Devitt to serve as chief executive officer as of April 1, 2020.

Devitt will replace retiring CEO, Barry Senft.

Ontario’s largest commodity organization, representing 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, says Devitt was the successful candidate following a five-month CEO search.

“The CEO search brought forward remarkable candidates. The selection committee was inarguably impressed with Crosby’s vision for Grain Farmers of Ontario and his natural leadership,” says Markus Haerle, chair, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “There was a pool of strong, international candidates, but Crosby was the clear, best fit to lead Grain Farmers of Ontario into its second decade.”

Devitt is currently the vice president, strategic development at Grain Farmers of Ontario. Prior to this role, Devitt was executive director of the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA). Before his leadership at CSTA, Devitt held several roles with the Grain Farmers of Ontario.

Listen to Markus Haerle in conversation with Shaun Haney regarding the CEO announcement, here:

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