Board

The MOA Board of Directors is drawn from the organic value chain in Manitoba and includes livestock, grain, forage, dairy, poultry and horticulture farmers, and organic certifier, researcher, educator, buyer, restaurant, retail, consumer and certified organic processor representatives. The current Executive Committee includes President Kate Storey, Vice-President John Finnie, Secretary Janine Gibson and Treasurer Ken Sabatier.

Grains and Oilseeds

Director, Larry Black

Larry farms at Deloraine and has served on the MOA Board since 2011

Forage

Director, Pat Pollock

Pat farms near Brandon and has served on the MOA Board since 2015

Livestock

Director, Kate Storey

Kate farms at Grandview and has served on the MOA Board since 2010

Dairy

The dairy position is currently vacant

Horticulture

Director, Chuck Leibert

Chuck farms at Bird River and has served on the MOA Board since 2015

Poultry

Director, Hermann Grauer 

Hermann farms and runs a processing plant at Steinbach and has served on the MOA Board since 2009.

Education

Director, Janine Gibson

Janine represents founding organization OFCM and has served on the MOA Board since 2010

Certification

Director, John Finnie

John farms and represents founding organization OPAM. He has served on the MOA Board since 2010

Organic Research

Director, Organic Research

Joanne is a researcher in the University of Manitoba’s Natural Systems Agriculture and has served on MOA Board since 2009

Retailer

Director, Retailer

David operates a Farm supply at Boissevain and has served on the MOA Board since 2011

Restaurant

The restaurant position is currently vacant

Processor

Director, Herman Grauer

Hermann operates a certified noodle processing plant at Steinbach

Organic Inspector

Director, Janine Gibson

Janine is an accredited organic inspector in crop, livestock and processing scopes, serving organic clients since 1993.

Grain Company

The buyer position is currently vacant

Consumer and Member-at-Large

Director, Ken Sabatier

Ken runs a market garden near Steinbach and has served on the MOA Board since 2013

Consumer and Member-at-Large

Director, Eric Rempel

Eric is a supporter of organic and local food from Steinbach. He has served on the MOA Board since 2012

Work with the Manitoba Organic Alliance

MOA is looking for an Outreach Coordinator to work with us to build the capacity of organics in Manitoba. Contact us to request a job description and apply.

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