T. Denise Cassidy, Executive Director

Denise grew up on a dairy farm in south central New Brunswick. After high school she completed her BSc. in Animal Science at Dal AC.  First adventures in the Swine Industry were at Metz Farm in New Canaan. Day to day duties included breeding, feeding, and managing the boars. After years of milking cows for many dairy farms in the Sussex area; including their own, this was a nice change. In 2008, Denise and her husband moved their family to Ontario to pursue new adventures in Agriculture.

Again entering the Swine Industry as Swine Barn manager at the Trouw Research Farm in Burford, Ontario; Denise managed both the barn staff and the research trails. Cargill then snatched her to work in their Woodstock, Ontario office as the “Dealer in the House”; managing the direct sales of Swine feed to over 30 clients, working closely with Customer service, logistics, Territory Sales managers and producers.   At this time Denise joined the Ontario Pork Congress (OPC) and dedicated time to “Bite of Brant”- An ag awareness committee for Grade 5 Students.

Denise entered the Animal Health world with Vetoquinol as a Territory Manager in Ontario and Atlantic Canada; managing this area for the past 7 years. It was during this time she joined the Ontario Pork Industry Council (OPIC) Board, being involved for 5 years and on the Executive for the past 2 years.

“My passion is agriculture, and I am happy to be back home in the Maritimes! I look forward to defining my new role as Executive Director of PorcNB Pork and PEI Hog Commodity Marketing Boards. I will continue to be an advocate for agriculture, producers of the day and mental health. ”



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