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About Us

Our Mission & Vision

The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) is a not-for-profit society, incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Societies Act of Ontario and governed by a volunteer board of directors reporting to OMAFRA.

GRAS’s VISION is to nourish people, animals and the planet.

We do this through our MISSION of supporting innovation, education, economic growth, and community enabling Agriculture and the Environment to thrive.


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Meet the Board

  • Garth Green

  • Deborah Whale

    1st Vice President
  • Robert Davies

    Legal Secretary
  • Don Jewitt

    Past President
  • Jason Castellan

  • Skip Maher

  • Tony Morris

  • Diane Squires

  • Cynthia Philippe

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    Brendan Ross

  • Cindy Lindsay

  • Dorothy Key

    Executive Assistant/Board & Member Liaison
  • Terry Thompson

  • Joe Stutzman

  • Interested in joining GRAS?

    To learn more about the opportunity, please contact us today.

GRAS Philanthropy

Explore our philanthropic initiatives and apply for our scholarships and grants.

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GRAS Events

Find out more about our annual community events. We can’t wait to see you there!

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