Robert Godfrey joined the PEI Federation of Agriculture as Executive Director in August of 2015.
Robert grew up on his family’s farm in Meadowbank and brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Robert spent a number of years in Ottawa working at the Director level of agriculture organizations such as the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). During his time with CFA, Robert gained significant insight into the opportunities and challenges Canadian farmers are facing. While at CFI, Robert was intricately involved in the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agreement signed in 2012 between the PEI provincial government, the PEI Federation of Agriculture, PEI Potato Board, Kensington North Watershed Association and the CFI.
Tim Seeber was hired as Executive Director of the PEI Hog Marketing Board in April 2008. Since that time the industry has seen a dramatic decline in production which forced the downsizing of the Board office and staff and in an effort to maintain a board presence, Tim offered management and administrative services to other commodities. He was consequently hired as Assistant / Policy Manager for the PEIFA and will continue to function concurrently in both the Hog Board and Federation capacities.
Tim grew up in the town of Dunnville in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula until he graduated from high school in January 1977. After brief stays in Hamilton, Ontario and Miramichi, New Brunswick, he moved to PEI in December of ‘77and started working for Canada Packers. He continued with the operation through various ownership changes for over 30 years, most recently as Plant Manager, until the closure of the facility in March 2008.
Tim resides with his wife Sandra in Stratford where they have raised their four children. They have one grandchild. His various pastimes include gardening, walking, photography, woodworking, and travel.
Andrew Wood, BBA
Andrew came to the Federation of Agriculture from the PEI Potato Board in June of 2008.
He lives in Charlottetown with his family and has 8 years of experience offering the Advance Payment Program to growers. He looks forward to working with you in 2009 and can be reached in office most anytime.
Andrew graduated from UPEI in 1994 with a BBA and comes from a farming background having grown up on a family beef farm in Bunbury.
Outside of work he can be found on the golf course in the summer or at the hockey rinks in the winter.
Industry Development Officer
JoAnn Pineau is the newest member of our team, and her time is split working as an Industry Development Officer for the Federation as well as an Executive Assistant to the PEI Wild Blueberry Growers Association.
JoAnn has worked with the PEI Agriculture Sector Council and the PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee to coordinate Open Farm Day and the 2014 Heritage Farms Project.
JoAnn is originally from St.Ann’s PEI but has spent some time in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and is a recent graduate of the Animal Science Program at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus.
JoAnn is very happy to be living back on the Island and spends her spare time watching movies, reading, baking and running.
Farm Safety Coordinator/Environmental Plan Officer
Crystal Fullerton has a passion for agriculture.
As a youth in Nova Scotia, she spent her time raising bottle fed lambs and took that interest to college where she became an Animal Science Technician. Several years in milk testing followed by a move to Alberta gave her hands on experience in beef, poultry, greenhouse and organic/chemical free industries before returning to NS with her family and jumping into running their own small vineyard and raising dual purpose sheep.
Wanting to further her education and having a keen interest in environmental issues, Crystal obtained her BSc Agr in Environmental Sciences (honours) in 2014. This education blended nicely with her years of agricultural experience as she focused on up and coming environmentally sustainable practices.
Crystal Fullerton joins the PEI Federation of Agriculture as the Farm Safety Coordinator and Environmental Farm Plan Officer with extensive experience and passion for the industry that spans decades and continents. She and her husband live in Cornwall and occasionally get visits from their 2 grown children. Crystal is an avid photographer and looks forward to showcasing Island agriculture in both the Federation calendar and online. She has been a volunteer in 4H, NSPE, various equestrian organizations and is the founder of the DalAC Art Show which showcases the creative side of the people who work in the Agriculture sector.
If you have questions about Farm Safety or the Environmental Farm Plan, please contact Crystal at 902-368-7289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm & Food Care PEI Coordinator
Santina Beaton started with the PEI Federation of Agriculture in April 2018 as the Coordinator of Farm & Food Care PEI.
Santina grew up on her family’s farm in Alexandra, PEI, where her passion for agriculture, the outdoors and animals all started. After receiving her Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Conservation from Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island, she worked as the Coordinator of the Morell River Management Cooperative for three years.
She volunteers as the Vice Chair of the Morell River Management Cooperative, is on a Planning Committee for the Annual Horse Show in Aid of the IWK Children’s Hospital and is a regular donor to Canadian Blood Services. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, spending time outdoors with her dog Rollie, and snowmobiling in the winter.