Minister MacAulay appoints new commissioner of the Canadian Dairy Commission

Jan 05, 2017

Jennifer Hayes received the appointment on January 3

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) has a new commissioner and her name is Jennifer Hayes.

Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay appointed Hayes to the three-year-long position on January 3.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Hayes to the Canadian Dairy Commission,” Minister MacAulay said in a release. “Jennifer's energy, talent and commitment to the Canadian dairy industry will be an asset to the Commission and her leadership and experience can serve as a model to young women considering a career in agriculture."

As commissioner of the CDC, Hayes will help “provide efficient producers of milk and cream with the opportunity to obtain a fair return for their labour and investment, and provide consumers of dairy products with a continuous and adequate supply of dairy products of high quality.”

Dairy Farmers of Canada expressed its congratulations to Ms. Hayes on Twitter.

About Jennifer Hayes

  • A dairy and beef farmer on Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula at PineCrest Farms in Shigawake,
  • Holds an MBA from Concordia University,
  • Since 2012 has acted as a Revitalization Agent at the MRC of Bonaventure where she’d helped rural municipalities formalize social and economic development plans, and
  • A skilled partnership broker incorporating partners from the private sector and multiple government agencies at different levels.

Jennifer is very active on social media can be followed on Twitter at @FarmShigawake.