Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) has named Erin Morgan as the new executive director for the producer group as of September 26, 2022.
Jennifer MacTavish, the long-serving leader of OSF, announced her resignation earlier in 2022, but stayed on until August 31, 2022.
“The ED search brought forward a slate of extraordinary candidates. The search committee was impressed with Erin’s experience as an organizational leader and her enthusiasm for agriculture,” says John Hemsted, chair, Ontario Sheep Farmers. “Erin was clearly the best fit to lead the Ontario Sheep Farmers.”
“I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the Ontario Sheep Farmers and to tackle the new strategic plan,” says Morgan. “Most importantly, I am looking forward to meeting the members of the Ontario Sheep Farmers and the whole sheep industry. I am inspired by the amazing ideas I have seen already and your enthusiasm for the opportunities in the sector. I can’t wait to get started.”
Morgan previously worked with Grain Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Bean Growers, and most recently with the Ontario Cooperative Association.
OSF would like to say thank you to Tom Lewis who served as interim executive director during a very busy transition period. Lewis will remain in his role as industry relations specialist and editor of Ontario Sheep News.