Board of Directors 2021-2022

Thomas Blonde, B.Sc., CPA, CA, CAFA®, Partner Baker Tilly GWD
Treasurer, Director since 2018

Tom received his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Guelph in 1999 majoring in Agricultural Economics. Thomas joined...

James Fehr, B.Sc., P.Ag., CAFA®, RBC Vice President, Commercial Financial Services
Director since 2014

James Fehr grew up on a mixed farm which later specialized in grain near Kane, Manitoba. After achieving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Majoring...

Rick Gendemann, CPA, CA, CAFA®, Partner Manning Elliott, Accountants & Business Advisors
Director since 2018

Rick Gendemann is Manning Elliott's lead partner, overseeing and advising on family business succession and advisory services. Rick is committed to helping...

Kim Gerencser, BAFS, CFP®, CAFA®, Senior Manager, Farm Management Consulting, MNP LLP
Past Chair, Director since 2016

Kim Gerencser is a Senior Manager with MNP’s Farm Management Consulting team in Regina. Kim serves family farms, primary producers and farm businesses...

Shannon Lueke, B.Mgt., PAg., CAFA®, Partner and Farm Management Consultant MNP LLP
Director since 2018

Shannon Lueke, PAg., is a Partner and Farm Management Consultant with MNP’s Agriculture Services group in the North Saskatchewan Region. Working with...

Chris MacPhee, CPA, CA, CAFA®, Partner MRSB Group CPAs
Director since 2020

Chris is a Partner at MRSB Chartered Professional Accountants in Prince Edward Island. Over the past 14 years, Chris has been providing professional...

Catherine McCorquodale, M.Sc., LL.B, CAFA®, Monteith Ritsma Phillips LLP
Secretary, Director since 2017

Cate grew up on a dairy farm just north of Embro, Ontario. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph in Animal Science and a Master’s...

Steve McQueen, CCA, CAFA®, Agronomy Manager-Alpine at Nachurs Alpine Solutions
Director since 2019

Steve is a proud farmer and small business owner who has been invested in safe and sustainable Canadian Agriculture for over 40 years. After I completed...

Ryan Parker, B.Comm., AACI, P.App., P.Ag., CAFA®, Partner Valco Consultants
Chair, Director since 2017

Ryan is a partner at Valco in London, and he specializes in appraising agricultural and agri-business properties across Southwestern Ontario. Ryan specializes...

Sarah Weigum, CAFA®, President Alect Seeds
Director since 2020

Sarah is President of Alect Seeds, a family run seed production and retail business in Three Hills AB. Sarah began farming full time in 2011 with her parents...

Danielle Wildfong, B.Comm., FEA, CAFA®, Maverick Ag Ltd.
Director since 2020

Danielle is a professional agriculture business consultant with over 12 years progressive experience in strategic planning, market development, branding,...