She won re-election during the organization’s recent AGM
By Diego Flammini
A familiar face is back as president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).
Peggy Brekveld, a dairy farmer from Thunder Bay, Ont. won re-election on Nov. 22 during the OFA’s AGM in London, Ont.
Brekveld served as vice president from 2014 to 2020.
This upcoming one-year term will be her third as president.
“Thanks everyone! It is a great team to be a part of,” Brekveld posted on Twitter. “Very grateful, and looking forward to the year ahead… #farmsfoodforever #ontag.”
Multiple members of the Ontario and Canadian ag community congratulated Brekveld on her re-election.
“Great! Congratulations Peggy!” Tarlok Singh Sahota, director of the Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station, posted on social media.
“Congrats to my good neighbour and friend @PeggyBrekveld!” Bernie Kamphof, a farmer from Oliver Paipoonge, Ont., said on Twitter.
Joining Brekveld in leadership positions are Drew Spoelstra and Crispin Colvin as vice presidents, and Paul Vickers as an executive member.
Spoelstra is the OFA’s Zone 5 director representing Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth and Niagara. His family farms in Binbrook where they grow cash crops and raise dairy cattle.
Colvin is a cash crop farmer from Middlesex County, representing Lambton and Middlesex as the OFA’s Zone 6 director.
And Paul Vickers is a dairy farmer from Griersville, representing Bruce and Grey counties as the organization’s Zone 2 director.