Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

October 15, 2014 11:24 ET

Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Credit Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2014) - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Jason Skinner to the board of directors of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Mr. Skinner's appointment is for a three-year term effective March 12, 2015. Biographical notes are attached

Quick facts

  • With a portfolio of more than $26 billion and 20 consecutive years of portfolio growth, FCC is Canada's leading agriculture lender. FCC advances the business of agriculture by providing financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations.
  • The FCC Board of Directors is appointed by the Government of Canada upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The Board is composed of 12 members, including the President and CEO and the Chair, and represents the breadth of Canadian agriculture.


"I am very pleased to announce the reappointment of Mr. Skinner to the FCC board. Mr. Skinner's participation on the board has been greatly appreciated, and I am confident that his more than 30 years of experience in the agriculture industry, focussing on marketing, policy and management, will continue to be a major asset to FCC."

- Gerry Ritz, Agriculture Minister

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Biographical Note - Jason Skinner

Jason Skinner of Saskatchewan has served as a director with FCC since 2009. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of North West Terminal Ltd., a farmer-shareholder owned grain company headquartered in Saskatchewan, which he's led since 1999. Mr. Skinner's work experience includes working for the Canadian Wheat Board in various roles, including Marketing Manager for the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Skinner is a member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, and also serves as a director of Alliance Grain Terminal Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia and the Inland Terminal Association of Canada. Mr. Skinner holds a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, a B.S.A. in Agricultural Economics and a diploma in Crop Production Management, all from the University of Saskatchewan.

Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Jeff English
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz