Staff- Jean Howden

Jean Howden- Operations and Projects Manager

Jean grew up in Northumberland County on a mixed farm where dairy was the primary sector.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Animal and Poultry Science from the University of Guelph and spent time in administrative and inspections roles with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs and Agriculture Canada.  She spent three years with the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission in inspection.  Jean is best known in the pork sector having worked for 20 years with Ontario Pork in various roles from regulations, policy, liaison and research administration.

Jean’s passion is the great Ontario outdoors, from camping (well if a travel trailer really counts as camping!), kayaking, photography and hiking.  Life is a great adventure!