General manager out at Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Graham Lloyd had been the general manager for almost two years

Graham Lloyd is out as the general manager of Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

The organization confirmed to Farmtario that Lloyd is no longer with the DFO as of Jan. 31.

Lloyd, formerly the organizations general council, was appointed general manager in March 2017, succeeding the retiring Peter Gould.

He has shepherded the DFO through a tumultuous time as it drove a national ingredients strategy to create milk classes to compete with American imports. The DFO board also now keeps the millions of dollars it once sent to Dairy Farmers of Canada’s marketing division and is in the process of setting up its own marketing division.

The dairy sector has also had to manage the impact of three trade deals and the new Canada’s Food Guide that removed the specific dairy recommendations.

A statement from Dairy Farmers from Ontario says that an interim general manager would be appointed soon.

“In the meantime, the board and directors will continue to lead our organization and work to support both staff and producers,” the statement said.

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John Greig has spent his career in agriculture journalism and communications. He lives on a farm near Ailsa Craig, Ontario. Contact John at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jgreig



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