LRIC Board – Jennifer MacTavish

Jennifer MacTavish- Ontario Sheep Farmers

While studying International Development at the University of Guelph, Jenn became enamoured by agriculture and food. She completed her MSc in Animal Science in 2001 and now has over 17 years of experience working with producers, processors and industry leaders.   Jenn is currently the General Manager of the Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF), a position she has held since April 2013.

Prior to joining OSF, she spent 9 years as the Executive Director for the Canadian Sheep Federation and for a two-year period during that time, she also worked as the Canadian National Goat Federation’s General Manager.

She is currently the Chair of the Canadian Animal Health Coalition, is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation and a volunteer mediator with Community Justice Initiatives in Kitchener.

Jenn is an avid knitter, reader and traveler. She resides in Cambridge Ontario with her husband and son.