Meet Our Dedicated Leadership Team

STEVE GLOOR
STEVE GLOORPresident
Steve operates Ontario Greenways, a nutrient hauling and application business, specializing in environmentally responsible management of industrial, municipal, and agricultural waste materials. He is the current President and a founding member of the OPACA board.
MARK LUYMES
MARK LUYMESVice President
Mark (CCA-ON) is a partner at Luymes Farms Ltd, a custom farming operation serving North Wellington-North Perth with a full line of planting, spraying, forage & grain harvesting equipment. Leading soil health innovation, they offer strip-till & precision cover cropping as well.
ANDY DE VRIES
ANDY DE VRIESTreasurer
Andy is the President of Crop Quest Inc. Established in 2000, Crop Quest is Ontario’s largest network of nutrient management consultants, creating Nutrient Management, NASM Plans and Environmental Compliance Approvals for even the most complex farm operations.
SONKE CLAUSSEN
SONKE CLAUSSEN
Sonke and his brother operate Claussen Farms Custom Farming Ltd, a cash crop, custom work and Pioneer seed dealership based in Brucefield. Alongside cash cropping and Inspired by similar organizations in Germany, he is the founder and past-President of OPACA.
TODD FREY
TODD FREY
Todd (BSc Ag, CCA-ON) is the 2nd generation at Clean Field Services, a family-owned crop input supplier, offering a full line-up of seed, fertilizer, and pesticide services, as well as agronomy, custom spraying & nutrient management plans.
CLIFF HORST
CLIFF HORST
Cliff operates Country Custom Ag, east of Stratford, and offers planting, spraying, combining, manure transfer & application, as well as liquid fertilizer sales & application. Cliff joined the board in 2020.
TWAN PETERS
TWAN PETERS
Twan operates an organic farm near Lucan and started custom application on his own in 2017- dry manure and compost spreading as well as drag lining & a dribble boom for in-crop application.
R VAN DER WAL
R VAN DER WAL
Ralph is the owner/operator of Van Agri and has been in the custom manure spreading business for 21 years. Based out of Lucan, he’ll cover most of Southern Ontario ‘shootin’ the sh*t’, in his words.
MELISA LUYMES
MELISA LUYMESExecutive Director
Mel is involved in Luymes Farms Ltd as the HR manager and works as a freelance writer, researcher and project manager as well. Sometimes her brother Mark lets her drive the grain buggy.