This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Deborah is a 7th generation Canadian farmer with some important messages about the food we eat. This talk will open your eyes to the world of modern farming and challenge you about how Canadians can support a future for agriculture.
Deborah Whale is the Vice President of Clovermead Farms Inc., a dairy farm which also generates electricity via two anaerobic digesters. She currently serves on several boards including as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission; the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame; the Grand River Raceway; the Ontario Power Authority; and the Community Council of the Waterloo-Wellington LHIN.
She is a Past Chair of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization; the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario; and the Poultry Industry Council. She has also served on the National Board of Directors of Farm Credit Canada and on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and was a Founding Member of the Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council. She is a graduate of Queen’s University and was awarded a PAg Hon from the Ontario Institute of Agrology.
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