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Board Biography

Last Updated: February 1, 2017


SID ATKINSON Sid Atkinson, a dairy farmer from Roseneath, Ontario, was elected to the Board of Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) in 2004. He represents milk producers in the counties of Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Northumberland, and Prince Edward.

Mr. Atkinson chairs the Organic Producer Advisory Committee, and also serves on the Markets & Allocation Committee, and the Transportation Committee; as well as the DFO Advisory Committee for Transportation. He is also a representative for proAction. Mr. Atkinson also serves on the Board of Directors for Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Mr. Atkinson and his family operate a 700-acre dairy farm with cash crop and forestry sideline in Northumberland County, milking 70 cows with a total herd of 150 in a free-stall barn. Mr. Atkinson and his wife, Karen, have two sons, Mark and David, with all members of the family very active in the farm operation.

About Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario is a non-profit dairy farmer organization that represents almost 4,000 milk producers in Ontario. Canada’s dairy system provides Canadians with safe, high-quality, and reliable dairy products, and works for our communities, consumers, processors, and farmers. The goal of Dairy Farmers of Ontario is to strengthen the industry through discussions of harmonized dairy policies, innovation, and long-term profitability to maintain a viable Canadian dairy sector.
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