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About AIC

Vision

Canadian agriculture is a global leader in stewardship of our land through science.

Mission

For the Agricultural Institute of Canada to be Canada’s Voice for Agricultural Research and Innovation

Mandate

  1. Influence Public Policy
  2. Disseminate Information
  3. Promote Careers in Agricultural Research
  4. Facilitate Networking
  5. Be the key partner in Canada for international activity

History

On June 2, 1920, the Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturists was formally launched. The idea of an organization dedicated to the professional aspects of Canadian agriculture caught on and branches quickly formed across the country.

By 1944 the Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturists had evolved into the Agricultural Institute of Canada. Over time, nine provincial institutes of agrologists came on board to administer the formation, recognition and control of professional groups under provincial jurisdiction.

In 1995, following almost a decade of discussion and debate, members of the Agricultural Institute of Canada voted to restructure the organization into a federation of Member Organizations.

For ninety-five years, AIC responded to the needs of its members in serving the agricultural community, playing a central role as a source of credible information and comment for the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

The Institute has established itself as one of Canada’s foremost advocates for agricultural research and an important tool to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research to academics and industry stakeholders.

In 2004 the AIC became a member-based organization once again.

AIC Membership categories include individual members as well as organizations, associations and corporate. The membership will determine views on issues as well as elect the national board.

Board of Directors

Chair

Wilf Keller, PhD, PAg
President and CEO
Ag-West Bio Inc.

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Vice Chair

Richard_Heck

Richard Heck, PhD, PAg
Associate Professor, School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph

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Secretary Treasurer

Al Scholz, PAg, CAC, CMC
Executive Director and Registrar
Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists

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Directors

Jim Brandle, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Vineland Research & Innovation Centre

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Andrea Brocklebank, MSc, PAg
Executive Director
Beef Cattle Research Council

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Lianne_Dwyer

Lianne Dwyer, PhD
Agriculture Consultant, Ontario

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Rajasekaran Lada, PhD
Professor and Department Chair of Environmental Sciences
Founding Director, Christmas Tree Research Centre
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Dalhousie University

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Reno Pontarollo, PhD, MBA
President & CEO
Genome Prairie

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Michael_Trevan

Michael Trevan, PhD, CBiol, FIBiol, PAg
Professor and Department Head of Food Science
University of Manitoba

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