Executive Director, Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance
Janet is the Executive Director for the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance. The Alliance oversees the implementation of the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Action Plan by working with farmers, rural and urban municipalities, the province and industry to ensure that the Food and Farming Cluster in the Golden Horseshoe is growing and vibrant.
Janet’s skills lie in group facilitation and consensus building as she has trained adults and youth in small business start-ups and encourages dialogue between urban and rural residents on economic development, land use and food issues.
Janet is a partner in the family businesses, Whitfield Farms, a field crop farm in Dufferin County. For 30 years, she and her husband Brian operated Whitfield Farms Catering. In 2014 Janet was elected to the Mulmur Township Council and has been appointed as a Commissioner on the Niagara Escarpment Commission.