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The Organization

The UPA represents roughly 42,000 Quebec farmers as well as all forestry producers in the province.

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With 90 locals, 12 regional federations, its 130 unions, and 25 specialized groups, the UPA is the only official body that speaks on behalf of all Quebec farm and forestry producers. The UPA unites farmers in two ways: based on where they live (“general sector”) and what they produce (“specialized sector”).

The Regions

In addition to providing training and information for their members, the regional federations coordinate the UPA’s actions. The work they are involved in is of concern to all farmers: promoting the profession, managing and protecting farmland, property tax, agroenvironment, etc. The building blocks of the regional federations are the locals—one local in each of the 90 regional county municipalities spread across Quebec’s 12 regions, giving the UPA a presence across the entire province.

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The Productions

Farmers also come together within specialized unions based on their type of production. These unions—numbering well over a hundred across Quebec—are organized into the UPA’s 25 specialized groups. The specialized groups do the work involved in developing production: marketing, quality, traceability, promotion, research, etc.

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Executive Council
  • Martin Caron Président général

  • Paul Doyon Premier vice-président

  • Stéphanie Levasseur Deuxième vice-présidente

  • James Allen Membre du conseil

  • Daniel Gobeil Membre du conseil

  • Daniel Habel Membre du conseil

  • Christian Overbeek Membre du conseil

General Council of Regions
  • Pascal Rheault Abitibi-Témiscamingue

  • Gilbert Marquis Bas-Saint-Laurent

  • Yves Laurencelle Capital-Nationale–Côte-Nord

  • Daniel Habel Centre-du-Québec

  • James Allen Chaudière-Appalaches

  • Jean Lambert Chaudière-Appalaches

  • Michel Brien Estrie

  • Michèle Poirier Gaspésie-Les Îles

  • Marcel Papin Lanaudière

  • Jean-Marie Giguère Mauricie

  • Jérémie Letellier Montérégie

  • Julien Pagé Montérégie

  • Stéphane Alary Outaouais-Laurentides

  • Mario Théberge Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

General Council of Specialities
  • Serge Beaulieu Acériculture

  • Jeannine Messier Agricultrices

  • Raphaël Vacher Apiculture

  • Michel Fournier Aquaculture

  • Nicolas Pedneault Bleuets

  • Jean-Thomas Maltais Bovins

  • Rémi Hudon Chèvres

  • Pierre-Maurice Gagnon Forestiers

  • David Lemire Fraises et framboises

  • Christian Overbeek Grains

  • Frédéric Poudrette Grands gibiers

  • Denis Gobeil Lait

  • Maxime Tessier Lapins

  • Pascal Forest Légumes de transformation

  • Éric Van Winden Maraîchers

  • Paulin Bouchard Œufs

  • Ghislain Loyer Œufs d’incubation

  • Pierre Lessard Ovins

  • Stéphanie Levasseur Pommes

  • Francis Desrochers Pommes de terre

  • David Duval Porcs

  • John McCart Quebec Farmers’ Association

  • Julie Bissonnette Relève agricole

  • André Mousseau Serres

  • Pierre-Luc Leblanc Volailles

UPA Développement international

UPA DI establishes partnerships with farmers’ organizations from Africa, Latin America and Asia to strengthen their capacity to act collectively for the development of agriculture and the well-being of rural families. This is a non-profit corporation whose members are the UPA Confederation, the regional federations and the affiliated specialized groups.

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