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Board

Chair: Kevin Simmons

Type of Farming: Cow/Calf to finish
Seat: At large
Term: Expires March 2021
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: Kevin operates a cow calf and feedlot operation with his wife Susan in Irishtown.  Kevin wanted to help give input into programs that help fellow producers and to support the industry. Interests/Hobbies:  His interest are Camping, 4-H and traveling. He has two grown daughters and six wonderful grandchildren that he loves spending time with. Kevin is involved with the CIB and VPBplus programs.

Vice Chair: Peter Dixon

Type of Farming: Cow / Calf to Finish
Seat: At Large
Term: Expires March 2022
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: As a retired teacher, I have more time to put into volunteer activities and I felt the PEICP seemed to be a good fit. I feel it is important for everyone to do their part to enhance the position of the beef industry in PEI.
Other: Along with my two older brothers and my son, we operate Bannockburn Valley Farm located in Clyde River. We are a sixth generation family farm that concentrates on raising purebred and commercial Angus and, more recently, Hereford cattle in our cow calf operation. We calve 150 cows annually making use of a spring and fall calving season. Some males are marketed as breeding bulls but most are sold locally as feeder steers at 12-15 months of age. Females are marketed as open or bred replacement heifers both locally and Canada wide.

Secretary/ Treasurer: Tim Dixon

Type of Farming: Purebred and crossbred Angus cow/calf, feedlot and soybeans and grain with his father Eric.
Seat: Prince County
Term: Expires March 2021
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: I am passionate about the cattle industry and want to help move it forward. Tim decided to let his name stand for director of the PEI Cattle producers because he feels everyone who has a stake in the beef industry should be involved in providing direction and leadership for our future.
Interests/Hobbies: All things agriculture, curling, hockey and travel.
Other: Tim and his wife Sara farm in North Tryon. Tim is the fourth generation to farm on this land, which recently celebrated 100 years.

Past Chair: Jeremy Stead

Type of Farming: Backgrounder
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: He decided to join the PEICP in hopes of resolving some current issues and challenges facing the industry in the future. Jeremy believes the voice of a young farmers is important and he will bring different perspectives to many issues.
Other: Jeremy lives in Wheatley River with his three children.

Director: Kenneth MacEachern

Type of Farming: Mixed operation, hogs and cow calf
Seat: Kings County
Term: Expires March 2020
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: I grew up on a family farm and continue to farm myself. I agreed to sit on the board in the hopes of being able to give back while also gaining a deeper knowledge and insight into the industry.

Director: Dennis Hogan

Seat: Queens County
Term: Expires March 2022

Director: Greg Stavert

Type of Farming: Feedlot and potatoes
Seat: At large
Term: Expires March 2020 (finishing Derek’s term. Eligible for two full three year terms starting in 2020.)

DFPEI Rep: Gary Hughes

Type of Farming: Dairy
Seat: Ex Officio
Term: Open
Why Did You Become Involved With PEICP?: Appointed by Dairy Farmers of PEI to represent Dairy Farmers

CCA Rep: John MacDonald

Type of Farming: Cow / Calf

Staff

Executive Director: Amanda Miller

Term: Started working for PEICP in March 2011.
Amanda started working at the PEICP on a traceability project in the spring of 2011. Shortly after starting with the organization she also took on the role of VBP coordinator for the Atlantic region.  She has held multiple positions over the years with the PEICP including Certified Island Beef Coordinator, Administrative support, Program Coordinator and others. She took over the role of Acting Executive Director in April 2019 and took the full role on in May.

Administrative support: Jenn Aitkens

Term: Started working for PEICP May 2019.

 

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