Peter Hicklenton, Chair
Peter was first elected director of FarmWorks in April of 2014 having previously served as an advisor and supporter of the investment cooperative. He is a former research scientist and National Science Director with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, based at the Kentville Agricultural Centre (Kentville Research Centre). His research focused on greenhouse crops, and later addressed crop production and physiology challenges in small fruit. From 2005 until his retirement in 2012 he directed AAFC’s national effort in sustainable crop production systems, with special responsibility for programs in Winnipeg, Kentville, Charlottetown and St. John’s. Peter is active in the cooperative movement in the Annapolis Valley serving on the board of Valley Credit Union and currently chairing VCU’s Audit, and Social and Environmental Responsibility Committees. He volunteers with several community organizations including Friends of the Kentville Ravine, Black Rock Trails Society and Out of the Cold Emergency Shelter.