Bluevale farmer appointed to commission

A Bluevale farmer will chair the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission.

Amy Cronin was appointed to the position for a two year term by Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman.

Cronin served as chair of the Ontario Pork Producers Marketing Board for five years and served on the board for eight years.

She is also the past chair of the Ontario Agricultural Sustainability Council, a former member of President’s Council and currently represents the province of Ontario on the National Program Advisory Committee, advising government on business risk management programs

Cronin and her husband have owned and operated Cronin Family Farms for over 20 years and have grown their business from a single, 600 sow farm to a 22,000 sow operation in multiple jurisdictions that employ over 120 people.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is the central agency in Ontario’s regulated marketing system and ensures that individual commodity systems operate in an effective and responsible manner.

FPMC provides leadership in the form of advice, facilitation and direction to Ontario’s marketing boards.