Board Members

Directors Elected April 29th 2018

1 Johana Kwakernaak – Berwick 1 – 2020 Chair
2 Andrew Meade – Woodville 1 – 2019 Vice-Chair
3 Valerie VanOostrum – Woodville 2 – 2021 Secretary
4 Linda Best – Greenwich one year Ex Officio Director
5 Ann Anderson – Wolfville one year Ex Officio Director
6 Chris Atwood – Yarmouth 2 – 2019 Director
7 Peter Hicklenton – Waterville 2 – 2019 Director
8 Joe MacEachern – Halifax, Antigonish 1 – 2019 Director
9 Aaron Eisses – Halifax 1 – 2020 Director
10 Jenny Osburn – Berwick 1 – 2020 Director
11 Dave Oulton – Windsor 1 – 2020 Director
12 Amin Tran, Windsor 1 – 2020 Director
13 Leslie Brown – Halifax 2 – 2021 Director
14 Keith Rudderham – Point Edward, Halifax 1 – 2021 Director
15 Ginny Point – Black River 1 – 2021 Director

Ginny Point – Director

Ginny Point has a long standing interest in agriculture and healthy food. It started years ago when …

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Robert MacEachern – Director

Robert MacEachern grew up in the Antigonish area and currently lives with his wife and children in Halifax …

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Valerie VanOosturm – Secretary

B Commerce 1997 Saint Mary’s University. For the past 18 years working at Just Us! …

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Chris Atwood – Director

Chris has been the Executive Director of the Yarmouth Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) since …

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Aaron Eisses, Director

I was raised on a dairy farm in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Growing up on the …

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Jenny Osburn – Director

Jenny Osburn found a passion for cooking very early in life. Learning at her mother’s side, she learned to appreciate the delicious flavours of fresh …

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Dave Oulton – Independent Director

David Oulton is a Hants County farmer who has been raising purebred beef …

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Amin Tran – Independent Director

Amin was born in Ottawa, raised on the west coast, …

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Leslie Brown – Director

Full Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS (1983-present). Ph.D., University …

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Peter Hicklenton, Director

Peter was first elected director of FarmWorks in April of 2014 having previously served …

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Andrew Meade – Vice Chair

Attorney at Law, Turks and Caicos Islands, (Inactive); Barrister and Solicitor, Alberta, Canada (Inactive); Self Employed – small …

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Keith Rudderham – Director

Keith Rudderham, Lt.-Col., is a Point Edward, Cape Breton farmer and Commanding Officer of the Cape Breton …

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Johanna Kwakernaak, Director

I am interested in the work of FarmWorks based on my personal experience and a strong …

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Linda Best, Founding Director

Founding Member, Co-chair and Treasurer of FarmWorks,  Chair Friends of Agriculture in …

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Ann Anderson, Founding Director

Educator, Friends of Agriculture
FarmWorks is for me one way of helping preserve what I …

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