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DAAC
Durham Agricultural Advisory Committee (DAAC)

Membership Listing

Name

Municipality

Winter, Buck
Farmer

Ajax


Watpool, Tom
Farmer

Brock


Bowman, Eric
Farmer

Clarington


Oshawa


Pickering


Kemp, Kevin
Farmer

Scugog


Cox, Rob
Farmer

Uxbridge


Vacant

Whitby


Member at Large


Puterbough, Frazer
Farmer , Vice Chair of DAAC

Member at Large


Member at Large


Risebrough, Dave
Rural Resident, Chair of DAAC

Member at Large


Gray, Bill
Rural Resident

Member at Large


Howsam, Brad
Rural Resident

Member at Large


Cohoon, Zac
Farmer

Durham Region Federation of
Agriculture

Bath, Councillor Debbie Ann

Regional Planning Committee Representative

O'Connor, Councillor Gerri-Lynn (Alternate)

Regional Planning Committee Representative


Membership Biographies

Buck Winter

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Tom Watpool

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Eric Bowman

Upon completion of his degree in Animal Science at the University of Guelph, Eric returned home to help with the dairy farm, Bowmanview Farms near Enniskillen, a family farm since 1929. After 32 years as a dairy farmer, Eric made a change and became a full time beef/organic farmer. Eric has been a member of the Durham Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association; Durham Land Stewards; RAWF Field Crops; and the Agriculture Advisory Committee of Clarington.  He has also been an active 4H Club member and is a charter member of the annual Farmers' Festival of Lights.

Hubert Schillings

Hubert is a second generation farmer and part-owner of White Feather Farms Inc. The farms are located in the City of Oshawa and the Township of Scugog, within the Greenbelt and on the Oak Ridges Moraine. Hubert is an egg farmer, chicken farmer, grain producer and oil seed producer.   He is the current Chair of DAAC.

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Paul Pistritto

Paul is a long-time resident of Pickering and operates the family farm and store on Brock Road, growing and selling vegetables, flowers and plants. Paul has been an active member of the Durham Farm Fresh Association, and has served as a member of the executive.  As a former real estate agent, he is familiar with the conflict between development and farming, and strives to resolve these issues.

Kevin Kemp

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Rob Cox

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Keith Kennedy

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Frazer Puterbrough

Frazer grew up in Epsom, Ontario and attended the University of Guelph, where he developed a keen interest in the dairy business and graduated with a degree in animal science.  Frazer has worked with Purina, Sunny Maple Holsteins and then Enniskillen Jerseys.  During this time, Frazer also became involved with 4H as a leader for the Dairy Club in Durham East.  In 2004, Frazer and his wife were given the opportunity to buy into the family's farm, Altona Lea Holsteins. 

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Donovan Smith

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Dave Risebrough, Chair

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Bill Gray

Bill Gray was raised on a dairy farm just south of Manchester.  Bill attended the University of Guelph and graduated with a degree in Animal Science. For the past several years, Bill has been the Crops Manager for the Sunderland and Oakwood Co-operatives. Bill Gray is a Certified Crop Advisor. This is a North American wide program to recognize individuals with the experience and expertise to consult with the agricultural community.

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Zac Cohoon

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