Field Staff

The Ontario Holstein Field Representative is the liaison between members at the Branch, Club and individual levels. They guide the Clubs on program and activity development and provide the Club Directors with training when necessary. They attempt to ensure that members understand the Association's services, policies and programs.

They assist breeders with

  • Record keeping
  • Problem solving
  • Breeding advice
  • Interpretation of industry data
  • The use of Association services

The Rep visits new members to assist them in setting up a record system, purchasing foundation animals and establishing a sound breeding program. They will often conduct seminars and barn meetings on topics in accordance with membership needs. The Rep also works with other industry organizations such as A.I. and Milk Recording and is often seen assisting at Official Holstein Shows.

Please do not hesitate to call your area Rep if they can assist you in any way.


General Manager: Merina Johnston

Counties of Wellington, Halton-Peel, Brant-Wentworth, Haldimond-Norfolk, and Niagara.

P.O. Box 610
Brantford, ON
N3T 5R4
 
Phone: 613-360-0641
​Fax: 519-756-9982         

Email: merinajohnston@ontario.holstein.ca


Western Ontario Rep: Angela Howard    

Counties of  Bruce, Elgin, Essex-Kent,  Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth and Waterloo.

A Holstein girl through and through, Angela grew up on a dairy farm in Enterprise, Ontario. Following her graduation from the University of Guelph with a degree in Animal Science, she worked briefly in the AI industry before taking her position with the Ontario Holstein Branch in 1993. She loves working with Western Ontario's Holstein breeders! Angela is married to Jamie and they live south of Woodstock with their three daughters.

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Address:404693 Beaconsfield Rd.
RR#2,Burgessville, ON
N0J 1C0

Phone/Fax: (519) 424-1674
Cell:(519) 535-7769

Email: almbrown@execulink.com


East-Central Ontario Rep: Adrian Vander Wielen   

Counties of Grey, Dufferin, Durham, Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Northumberland, Ontario, Peterborough, Prince Edward, Simcoe, Victoria, York, Algoma, Muskoka-Parry Sound, Nipissing-Sudbury, Timiskaming-Cochrane and Thunder Bay.

Prior to joining the Branch in 1986 Adrian was a professor at Ridgetown College where he taught the Dairy program. Adrian’s experience as the East Central Field Rep has given the counties in his district a great resource as they plan well attended events. Adrian lives in Lindsay with his wife Megan and his four children.

8 McDonagh Drive                        
Lindsay, ON, K9V 5B1
Phone: (705) 328-2316
Fax: (705) 328-2316
Cell: (705) 927-3701

Email: adrianvw@cogeco.ca

 


Eastern Ontario Rep: Vacant

Counties of Carleton-Russell, Dundas, Frontenac, Glengarry, Grenville-Leeds, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew and Stormont.

Contact Merina Johnston with any questions or concerns.

Phone: 613-360-0641

​Fax: 519-756-9982         

Email: merinajohnston@ontario.holstein.ca

 
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