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Source Protection Committee Member: John Hemsted

John Hemsted was born and raised in Simcoe County. He received his degree in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. Since university, John has been actively involved in animal agriculture. John, his wife and daughter have a sheep farm in Oro-Medonte Township. John has been actively involved in his industry’s organizations from county to national levels.

John chaired the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency for six years where he was involved with the early consultation in the development of the Nutrient Management Act and Source Water Protection. John and his family were one of the first participants in North Simcoe County to carry out an Environmental Stewardship project with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.

John has been actively involved for the past eight years on the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Water Protection Committee where he, along with two other members, represents agriculture.

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