First-ever women elected to Grain Farmers of Ontario board

Julie Maw and Angela Zilke will represent two districts of grain farmers as provincial directors

Two grain farmers have become the first women elected to the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) board of directors, one of the only provincial commodity organizations that has never had female representation at the board level.

Julie Maw of Courtright will represent barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers in Lambton county (GFO District 3) and Angela Zilke of Embro will represent Waterloo and Oxford counties (GFO District 7). They were elected during annual district meetings held the week of Jan. 16 and officially became directors Feb. 2.

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Author; Rebecca Hannam for Farmtario

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