The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) acclaimed Peggy Brekveld for a two-year term as chair on June 20.
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The northern Ontario dairy farmer and Ontario Federation of Agriculture president will join vice-chair Stefan Larrass representing Flowers Canada Growers; Canadian Aquaculture Industry Association’s Cyr Couturier as treasurer; Brenna Mahoney of Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers; and Connie Kehler, representing Canadian Herb, Specialty Agriculture and Natural Health Products Coalition on the executive committee.
“The agricultural industry is a leading economic driver for the Canadian economy and provides Canada and the world with a sustainable, safe and secure supply of food and other products,” Brekveld said in a release.
“A leading issue in the industry is the labour shortage being faced across all commodities in all areas of the country.”
The CAHRC is leading the way to address the labour shortage and ensuring the industry has the workforce and skills for now and into the future, Brekveld said.
“Our industry-led initiatives are made possible with the support and dedication of individuals and organizations in agriculture,” said Jennifer Wright, CAHRC’s executive director.
“With Peggy’s leadership as chair and the commitment and dedication of all board members, the leadership and impact of the organization on these important issues will continue to grow.”