The Canadian Forage & Grassland Association (CFGA) is pleased to announce Cedric MacLeod, of Fredericton, New Brunswick has been selected as their new Executive Director. “We are very excited to have Cedric coming on as our Executive Director,” says Doug Wray, CFGA Chair. “He brings a strong background in forages, and experience working in organizations to successfully advance their goals and agendas. We look forward to his leadership as we promote the forage and grassland industry and address the challenges and opportunities going forward.” (read more)
MacLeod received his post-secondary Agriculture degree from Nova Scotia Agriculture College and his Masters in Soil Science from the University of Manitoba, with a focus on Canadian Prairie agricultural production systems including extension, consulting, and research.
MacLeod has more than nine years of entrepreneurial experience, having served as president of MacLeod Agronomics, an agri-environmental consulting firm specializing in the analysis and integration of sustainable agricultural practices for the Canadian ag-sector. As well, he and his wife own and operate Local Valley Beef, a grass-fed beef operation in western New Brunswick. As such, he has considerable knowledge and experience in extended grazing seasons, rotational grazing, and integrated forage production systems.
MacLeod also has considerable experience working with national and provincial not-for-profit boards and has served on both sides – as a board member on some organizations and as Executive Director for both the Canadian and New Brunswick Young Farmers' Forums.
He will be joining CFGA officially the first week of June in this half-time position.