Alvinston egg farmer named to Ag Hall of Fame

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Carolynne Griffith

An Alvinston woman who was the chair of the Egg Farmers of Ontario will be inducted into the Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Carolynne Griffith learned of the honour Feb. 1 when the 15 inductees were named by the provincial body.

In a news release, officials say Griffith has a “has a long history of making significant contributions to improve Ontario’s egg and pullet farming sectors. She has dedicated years to advancing the interest of Ontario’s egg and pullet farmers locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally.”

Griffith played an important role as an “effective advocate in defending the interest of Canadian egg farmers, the broader industry, and supply management during historic trade negotiations.”

Griffith worked with her late husband, Art, on their farm in Central Lambton and in 1975 became involved with the Egg Producers of Ontario as a zone councillor. By 2002, she was the chair of the board – the first woman to hold the position. She continues to be a director of the Ontario Egg Producers Marketing Board.

Griffith has also been active in politics, serving as a municipal councillor in Brooke-Alvinston in the late 80s and early 90s and as the president of the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Federal Liberal Association.

Griffith and her peers will join 245 others in the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in June.

Officials say the group was chosen “based on their life-long commitments to Ontario agriculture.