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Matthew Heide


By Andrew Santo

March 5, 2024

Matthew Heide of Boissevain, MB, was first elected to the FCL Board in 2024. He is one of the directors elected by District 5 which is comprised of 30 member co-ops in Manitoba. Matthew has primary responsibility for twelve member co-ops which are located in the southwestern part of the District.

As an FCL Director, Matthew is a member of the Board’s Sustainability Committee.

Matthew was a member of the Boundary Co-op Board of Directors for 19 years and served as the Board’s Chair for 15 years. Matthew has completed his level 2 of the Director Development Program offered by FCL.

Matthew graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Diploma in Agriculture, with a livestock major. While working and growing up on a cattle farm in southwest Manitoba, Matthew also worked as a crop research technician across the prairies for nine years.

Matthew finds joy in helping others, so he currently is on the executive board of a private high school in southern Manitoba. He currently is the co-chair of his local church board and has been managing a local children's bible camp for 14 years in two separate terms since 2003.

Currently, Matthew and his wife Heather reside west of Boissevain, MB while operating a sheep livestock operation. Matthew and Heather enjoy spending time with their two grown children. They enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.