19-20 David Francis

David Francis operates a Charolais cow/calf farm in Lady Fane. He has been a beef/ potato farmer for over 39 years on a farm that was established before Confederation. David has served on many Boards throughout his career, including the PEI Potato Board and the Atlantic Farm Mechanism Show. They have completed extensive conservation projects throughout the farm and received a Conservations Award from PEI Soil and Crop for environmental stewardship. He and his wife Vicki have five children and seven grandchildren. When the children were younger, David was very active in minor hockey, both as a coach and a supporter. They were also involved in 4-H, and showed beef cattle throughout the Maritimes and at the Royal. David has been a member and supported of the PEI Cattle Producers organization. He attends district meetings and the AGM and is generous in sharing his thoughts and concerns. David, his wife and their son Brett still operate their family farm in Lady Fane and won the Canadian Cattle Association Environmental Stewardship Award in 2017.

By Tayla Fraser September 3, 2019