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New Appointment at NFPC

On August 18, 2008, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced the appointment of John Griffin as a member of the National Farm Products Council for a term of four years.

"This Government is dedicated to ensuring the success of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector," said Minister Ritz. "I am pleased to announce Mr. Griffin's appointment to the Council. His knowledge and experience as an innovative leader in Canadian agri-business will prove invaluable as the Council continues its important work."

John Griffin is President of W.P. Griffin Inc., a family-owned and operated farming business in Elmsdale, Prince Edward Island, a position he’s held since 2000. The company is organized in three divisions: the farming operation, which grows potatoes, grain and hay; the packaging warehouse, which comprises a state-of-the-art potato packaging facility; and the cattle operation, which consists of a beef cattle finishing feedlot.
In addition to his extensive involvement in local community activities, he is also on the Board of the PEI Federation of Agriculture, chairing the organization's On-Farm Food Safety Committee and serving as Vice-Chair of the Canadian On-Farm Food Safety Working Group in Ottawa.

As well, Mr. Griffin was President of the PEI Grain Elevators Corporation from 2001 to 2004, after serving as a Director from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Griffin graduated from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Administration and Data Processing in 1987.

Please join NFPC in welcoming Mr. Griffin to our Council.

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