Farm Practices Review Board

Responsible for responding to written complaints about farming practices, determining normal farm practices, designating codes of practice, and reviewing any proposed enactment, policy or undertaking that may adversely affect an agricultural operation.

What is the function of the board?

Mediation roles.

Primary Role:  Adjudicative

Material Role:  Strategic Development

How many people are on the board?

The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint a Farm Practices Review Board consisting of:

  • three members who are not farmers (one of whom is designated vice-chairperson); and
  • six members recommended by farm organizations in the province (one of who is designated chairperson).

What are the requirements of board members?

Work & Experience Requirements
Knowledge and familiarity about agriculture practice and issues.

Skills Required
Mediation and tribunal skills required

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $200/diem and Members - $142/diem.

What is the time commitment of the board?

Annual meeting, training sessions and meetings as required

The members of the board may be appointed to hold office for a term not exceeding three years and may be re-appointed.

Farm Practices Review Board - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Ronald MacWilliams Prince County Jul 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2019
Dan MacKinnon Kings County Apr 19, 2016 Apr 19, 2019
Judy Shaw Queens County Apr 19, 2016 Apr 19, 2019
John Bysterveldt Queens County Apr 19, 2016 Apr 19, 2019
Edwin McKie Kings County Jul 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2019
Elwin Wyand Prince County Jul 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2019
Barry Green Prince County Jul 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2019
Kevin Simmons Prince County Jul 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2019
Helga Miehle Queens County Jan 17, 2017 Jan 17, 2020

How can I apply?

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Contact

For further information about this committee, contact:

Dr. Les Halliday
Beef Development Officer​
902-314-0827​
ljhalliday@gov.pe.ca

Suzanne MacNeill
Agriculture Information Officer​
902-​859-0004
slmacneill@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
October 1, 2019
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca

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LPAC@gov.pe.ca 

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