Don McCabe, President

Don McCabe, a Lambton County farmer, was acclaimed as President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) for his second one-year term at the 2015 Annual General Meeting. McCabe was first elected as President at the 2014 AGM and Convention. He previously served as Vice President of OFA from 2008-2014. A no-till corn, soybean and wheat farmer from Inwood, ON, McCabe is the elected representative from Zone 6 representing farmers in the counties of Lambton and Middlesex on the OFA Board of Directors.

With a doctorate-level education in soil genesis and classification from the University of Guelph, and a chemistry degree from the University of Western Ontario, McCabe has become a leading advocate for environmental farm stewardship in the areas of air, water, biodiversity and climate change.

McCabe sits on the Thames Sydenham and Area Source Water Protection Committee. He is also a Vice Chair of the Bio-Industrial Innovation Centre and is proud to serve as Fire Chief to the Inwood Fire Department.

Don's Schedule

Wednesday, June 1
Attending the International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining in Guelph.

Thursday, June 2
Speaking at the International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining. 

Friday, June 3
Attending the final day of the International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining. 

Monday, June 6
Attending meetings in Guelph in the morning before attending an announcement from Minister Leal in Toronto. 

Tuesday, June 7
Chairing the OFA Executive meeting at the OFA office in Guelph. 

Wednesday, June 8
Attending the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Advisory Committee meeting in Guelph. In the afternoon, attending a meeting with Ontario Agri-Food Education in Milton.

Thursday, June 9
Attending the 9th annual Queen's Park Farmers' Market presented by Foodland Ontario

Friday, June 10
Attending meetings in Sarnia. 

Sunday, June 12
Attending the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association induction ceremony. 

Monday, June 13
Attending meetings in Guelph. Attending an evening with the Deputy Minister's organized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. 

Tuesday, June 14
Attending a Bioindustrial Innovation Canada meeting in Toronto. 

Wednesday, June 15
Attending an Ontario Biodiversity Council meeting in Guelph before travelling to Milton for the Agricultural Adaptation Council summer meeting. 

Thursday, June 16
Attending Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting in Niagara Falls, New York. Guest speaker regarding Lake Erie Phosphorus/Algae issue. 

Friday, June 17
Attending day two of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting.

Saturday, June 18
Attending the Breakfast on the Farm event in Lambton County hosted by the Lambton Federation of Agriculture. 

Monday, June 20
OFA Board of Directors meeting in Guelph. 

Tuesday, June 21
Day two of the OFA board meeting in Guelph. 

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