McCabe ponders future after being defeated in OFA vote

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Don McCabe after he was elected president of the OFA in 2015. He was defeated at the organization's annual convention this week.Don McCabe after he was elected president of the OFA in 2015. He was defeated at the organization's annual convention this week.

Inwood farmer Don McCabe is pondering his future after losing the presidency of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

McCabe, who had held the position for two years was defeated Monday.

Keith Currie, a Collingwood-area hay and sweet corn farmer and OFA vice-president was chosen by the delegates.

McCabe says he had hoped to serve one more year to help form government policy on some major environmental issues, but that wasn’t to be.

McCabe is still the board member representing Middlesex and Lambton.

He hopes to continue working on environmental issues and getting the province to improve the natural gas infrastructure in rural Ontario, a campaign the OFA launched this fall.

But he says that will be up to the new president.

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