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New Ontario Food Terminal chair announced

February 9, 2016  By Press release

February 9, 2016, Guelph Ont – Alison Robertson, executive director of Agri-Food Management Institute, was recently appointed the next chair of the Ontario Food Terminal.

Robertson, the terminal’s first female board chair, has a wealth of experience in the agri-food industry, from packaging and student nutrition to working directly with growers and retailers. She joined AMI in November 2015 as the organization’s executive director.

“We offer our congratulations to Alison on her appointment as chair of the Ontario Food Terminal board,” says Doug Alexander, AMI chair. “This new role will offer opportunities to strengthen AMI’s links with the broader agri-food sector so we can work better collectively to advance agriculture and agri-food in Ontario.”


AMI, which develops and promotes agri-business management resources and training, has extended its mandate beyond the farm gate in recent years to include a focus on business management for the food processing sector as well.

“At AMI, we see strong value chain relationships from the farm right through to consumers as vital to the prosperity of our agri-food businesses,” says Robertson. “The Ontario Food Terminal is such an integral link in Ontario’s food industry and I look forward to increased collaboration between the two organizations so we can help foster a business environment where our sector can thrive.”

Prior to joining AMI, Robertson spent more than a decade with the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, which included working closely with farmers and produce marketers, the nutrition sector, and government. She joined the Ontario Food Terminal board as a director in 2014.

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