OFA has new general manager

A Perth County native is the new general manager of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Cathy Lennon will take over for Neil Currie on August 30.

Currie is retiring.

And Lennon brings more than 20 years of experience to the role.

Lennon’s agricultural career began with the Agricultural Adaptation Council where she served as general manager of Ontario Sheep Farmers, leading the organization through issues related to the BSE crisis.

She was a program manager with Agricorp, and senior lender with Farm Credit Canada working across all agricultural sectors and commodities.

Most recently, Cathy was general manager of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers.

“It’s an exciting new era for OFA as we welcome Cathy into the organization,” says Keith Currie, OFA president. “Agriculture has big opportunities and no end of challenges, and Cathy’s experience in so many facets of the agricultural sector will be a tremendous asset for the entire OFA organization.”

Cathy graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BA in political science, and is a Class 9 Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program grad.