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Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador

Department

Fisheries and Land Resources

Authority

Natural Products Marketing Act, 1990 ; Milk Scheme, 1998

Remuneration

Other (Specify)

Purpose:

Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador (DFNL) was established by the Milk Scheme under the Natural Products Marketing Act.  DFNL is the regulatory body which provides for the effective promotion, control and regulation of the production and marketing of milk within the Province, including the prohibition of the production and marketing of milk within the Province.  DFNL has the authority to administer the Milk Scheme.

Structure:

DFNL shall consist of not more than 7 directors elected or appointed:

  • Six directors shall be registered producers and they shall be elected by registered producers for a 2 year term

Of the six, 2 shall be elected from the East Dairy Zone, 1 shall be elected from the Central Dairy Zone, 2 shall be elected from the West Dairy Zone, and 1 shall be elected at large.

  • The minister may appoint one person as a director of the DFNL

Competency Profile:

The appointed member to the Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador should possess the following core competencies:

  • Knowledge of the NL agriculture industry (particularly the supply-managed sector)
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation
  • Board governance
  • Public advocacy
  • Financial expertise/literacy

Qualifications:

  • high ethical standards and integrity
  • appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • capable of a wide perspective on issues;
  • ability to listen and work as a team member;
  • no direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • strong reasoning skills
  • strong communication skills

Time Commitments:

Members of the Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador should be available to meet approximately 9 times per year. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.

Term:

Five directors of the DFNL shall be registered producers and they shall be elected by registered producers for a 2 year term. The minister may appoint one person as a director of the DFNL for a 2 year term.  The chairperson and vice-chairperson shall be registered producers and shall be elected from and by the DFNL directors for 2 year terms.

Additional Information:

As per section 8(c) of the Milk Scheme, 1998, the Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador establish the remuneration of the members.  Accordingly, members will be paid remuneration for attendance at meetings, and reimbursed for other expenses incurred, based on the established remuneration rates of the Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Vacancy Profile:

The Government-appointed position to the Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador is currently vacant. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
VacantMemberMinisterialNot Applicable

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