Contact Our Field Staff
West-Central Ontario Rep: Jason French
Counties of Brant-Wentworth, Haldimand-Norfolk, Halton-Peel, Niagara and Wellington
After 12 years in the AI industry, Jason joined the Ontario Holstein Branch in September of 2006 as their new General Manager. Jason grew up on his family’s dairy farm south of Peterborough and attended the University of Guelph majoring in Agribusiness. Jason is married to Kelly and they have two daughters and reside in Elora
285 Fountain St. S.
Cambridge ON, N3H 1J2
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.
404693 Beaconsfield Rd.
Burgessville, ON N0J 1C0
Phone/Fax: (519) 424-1674
Cell: (519) 535-7769
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
Eastern Ontario Rep: Kris MacLeod
Counties of Carleton-Russell, Dundas, Frontenac, Glengarry, Grenville-Leeds, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew and Stormont.
Kris is a graduate of McGill University and after the dispersal of his family’s Holstein herd, Kris joined the Co-op Agri-Est as a dairy specialist. He joined the branch in 2007 and has made great headway with new members and Holstein events in Eastern Ontario. Kris lives in Alexandria with his wife Laura.
111 MacLeod Cres.
Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0
Fax: (613) 525-5370
Cell: (613) 795-1396
The Ontario Holstein Field Representative is the liason 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
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 hestitate to call your area Rep if they can assist you in any way.