Vice-chair VIDO Board of Directors
Amy Cronin is a mother of six children, hog, chicken, and cash crop producer, and business owner in Huron County, Ontario.
She and her husband Mike farm in Ontario, Iowa and Missouri and thrive on creating sustainable and innovative business plans that enable them to work with their team of over 100 towards their vision, “Progressive, Prosperous, Best-in-Class”.
Amy is actively involved in many capacities at the local, provincial and national levels. She is the chair of the Farm Products Marketing Commission, vice chair of the Ontario Outstanding Young Farmers, second vice of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers, and vice chair for VIDO at the University of Saskatchewan. She currently represents the province of Ontario on NPAC (National Program Advisory Committee), advising government on business risk management programs. She has been involved extensively in agricultural leadership, including an eight-year contribution to the Ontario Pork Board of Directors, serving as chair for five years, four years with Swine Health Ontario and co-chairing the Ag Growth Steering Committee for the Minister of Agriculture in 2016.
With a desire to contribute to community, Amy serves as Chair of the board of trustees for the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board and chair of the audit committee. Amy has just began a Nuffield Scholarship investigating innovative on-farm Business Risk Management solutions around the world. She is a graduate of both AALP Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program) and CTEAM (Canadian Total Excellence In Agricultural Management) programs. Amy and her husband Mike were chosen as the Outstanding Young Farmers for Ontario in March 2015 and for Canada in November 2015 and the BMO Farm Family of the Year award for 2016.
Amy’s commitment to family, farm life and industry fuels her passion for having impact and making the world a better place for the next generation.