Friday, December 8, 2017
The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association (CAHFA) announced its 2018 board of directors recently, including newly named President Guy Charbonneau and Vice President Trish Jordan.
Guy Charbonneau, from Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, QC, has been on the CAHFA board since 2010, and takes over from outgoing President Herb McLane. Charbonneau’s family is the 12th generation of farmers, and he operated a 250 head Holstein herd with his brothers. Since 2009, he has been mayor of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines.
Trish Jordan is Public and Industry Affairs Director with Monsanto Canada in Winnipeg, MB and has been on the CAHFA board for the past five years. She’s worked in Canadian agriculture for the past 33 years and is a respected advocate for farmers, modern agriculture and the agricultural industry as a whole. Trish is also an avid golfer, curler and Winnipeg Jets fan.
“I am very proud to be taking on this new responsibility with the assistance of a great group of CAHFA board members,’ says Charbonneau. “Our Past President Herb McLane brought our organization into a new era. And I want to express my sincere appreciation for his leadership that saw an updated inductee gallery in Toronto, moving the annual induction banquet around the country, and a new bilingual website. I’m looking forward to working with our board to increase membership in CAHFA, consolidate our finances and build on the relevance our association has for the Canadian agricultural industry.“
The 12-person CAHFA board also includes:
Herb McLane, AB – past president
Doug McDonnell, ON – secretary treasurer
Ron Bolton, ON
Nithi Govindasamy, SK
Errol Halkai, ON
Ted Haney, AB
Jacques Laforge, NB
Serge Lefebvre, QC
Hon. Ted Menzies, AB
David Thompson, PEI
The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association (CAHFA) honours and celebrates Canadians for outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry. Portraits are on display in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Gallery located at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The CAHFA also publicizes the importance of inductee achievements to Canada. The Association was organized in 1960 and is administered by 12 volunteer Board of Directors located across Canada. You can learn more at www.cahfa.com or follow us on Twitter @CdnAgHall.