Award Winning Cheesemakers
An Agricultural Legacy of Leadership
An Enviable Proximity to Major Routes and Markets
Welcome to Rural Oxford
In Rural Oxford we are building strong, vibrant, caring communities where people and business thrive. Our enviable location provides outstanding access to major routes and markets and contributes to making us the most prosperous rural community in Ontario.
Our agricultural legacy and leadership are unrivalled. Our caring community nurtures a health environment of honesty, integrity, and trust. Rural Oxford is the place where people and business prosper.
Our growth is influenced by diversification and innovation.
Where Farmers Meet September, 16, 17, and 18th, the fields will come alive at Canada's Outdoor Park in Woodstock. Stop by and see us. On Tuesday, you can find us in the Salford Farm Machinery booth On Wednesday, we'll be show how proud we are to have Sevita...read more
Oxford Business Builder Program Professional development for our rural Oxford workforce The ROEDC is planning a series of programs are for individuals who are looking to broaden their perspectives, acquire new professional skills, refresh...read more
The Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation (ROEDC) Announces New Economic Development Officer
Ingersoll, ON — September 25, 2014 — The newly formed economic development corporation to serve rural Oxford, today announced the appointment of Bernia Wheaton as their Economic Development Officer, effective September 3, 2014. Ms. Wheaton brings more than 16 years of...read more
Board of Directors
President of the Board
Don McKay is the President of the Board at ROEDC and a life long resident and business owner in rural Oxford.
Vice President of the Board
Geof Gray is the Vice President of the Board. Living in rural Oxford, Geof is the President of Salford Group, a leader in the manufacturing of farm machinery and equipment.
Oxford County is in Julie’s blood. Julie works on both public relations and advertising projects with 31st Line Strategic Communications.
Wayne is a member of the Board of Directors, joining the leadership team in December of 2014.
Currently serving the township of Zorra as Mayor, Margaret fully understands the issues and opportunities of rural Oxford.
Jim Pickard is retired from his position as District Director with Farm Credit Canada. He brings a wealth of business and agricultural experience to the ROEDC.
As a lifetime resident of Norwich Township, Larry not only represents the community as Mayor, but he also brings more than fifty years of experience in agriculture to the ROEDC.
With 43 years of business experience in the telecommunications industry, Keith understands the needs of business and community.
With extensive experience in both agriculture and industrial/commercial real estate, Dean brings a valuable perspective to the ROEDC.
Having owned and operated a successful greenhouse in rural Oxford, Lanette brings valuable knowledge in value added crops, entrepreneurship, and agribusiness.
Economic Development Specialist
With an innovative approach to economic development, Bernia works with the business community to mitigate barriers and implement programs that address local needs.