A Few Words About Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Foran was born and raised in West Wawanosh Township and is now a partner in a mixed farming operation there. On the farm, Mary Ellen adopts practices and projects that improve the land and add protection to water.
Mary Ellen has a Bachelor of Science, with a major in soil science, from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. She is an instructor for Integrated Pest Management for Corn and Soybeans, University of Guelph Ridgetown College, and an online literacy practitioner with the Avon Maitland District School Board.
Prior to her current education roles, Mary Ellen completed contract work with the Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association, delivering Environmental Farm Plan workshops, plus contract work with local conservation authorities, working with landowners to find grant sources and practical solutions to reduce environmental impacts. She is a volunteer Huron County 4-H leader and director and serves in other volunteer roles in her community.
Three of her five children are involved in agriculture-related careers.
As an SPC member, Mary Ellen looks forward to bringing an agricultural perspective to the table and to offer local knowledge and practical approaches to protection of municipal drinking water sources.