Ontario Federation of Agriculture general manager stepping down

Long-serving Neil Currie will retire at the end of the summer

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After 19 years as general manager of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), Neil Currie has announced his retirement. Currie, the longest-serving general manager in the organization’s 83-year history, will continue in his role until Aug. 30, 2019.

“We’re grateful for Neil’s long-term leadership of OFA, Canada’s largest general farm organization,” says Keith Currie, OFA president. “He has seen the organization through significant changes and challenges – numerous governments, complete board restructuring, farm financial highs and lows, and changes of office locations. Neil leaves OFA with a strong team to meet all future challenges.”

A hiring committee has been established to assist OFA in the search process for a new general manager. The organization hopes to begin interviewing potential candidates in late spring. Job posting details will be announced in the near future.

“From every one of our staff, board and the 38,000 members we serve – we thank Neil for his outstanding leadership, service and dedication to Ontario agriculture,” says Currie.

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