by SUSAN MANN
Two vice presidents of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario are vying for the president’s position to replace Henry Stevens who isn’t seeking re-election.
The two are: Gerald Poechman, an egg, beef and cash crop farmer from near Hanover, and Lorne Small, a sheep producer from the Kenilworth area. A third candidate, Glen Duff of Rockwood, was nominated but he declined.
Ted van den Hurk, a broiler and turkey producer from near Stayner, has been acclaimed as vice president.
Nominations for the president and two vice president spots closed at the provincial council meeting Oct. 26. Whoever isn’t successful in getting the president’s spot will get the remaining vice president’s position, says general manager John Clement.
The presidential election will be held Nov. 16 at the federation’s convention at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo. The theme is ‘Building a Better Agriculture Through Sustainable Profits.’ Delegates from the federation’s district associations plus the executive board members attend the convention and vote for the president and vice presidents.
Director elections are held during the afternoon of the convention. Nominations for directors don’t close until noon on the day of the convention. Delegates elect four directors. BF