Canadian Dairy Commission
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Alistair Johnston's photo

Ms. Jennifer Hayes is a dairy and beef farmer on Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula. She is the third generation to farm at Pine Crest Farms in Shigawake, which she co-owns with her father and uncle. Her farm is the most eastern dairy farm on the mainland in Quebec. Ms. Hayes has extensive governance experience as an active member of the UPA (L'Union des Producteurs Agricoles). In addition to her position as a regional elected board member for Les Producteurs de lait de la Gaspesie Les Iles, Ms. Hayes was regional vice president for the beef producers association, and an executive member of the provincial cull cattle and bob calf marketing committee.

Ms. Hayes holds an MBA from Concordia University and has professional networks in the fields of agriculture and rural development.

Photo: Couvrette/Ottawa