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Thank you Lord for Hon. Ron Kostyshyn as he serves in Manitoba. May you give him discernment in each decision he makes. May you bless Ron and his family as he invests his time each day – Amen.

 Minister of agriculture, food and rural development

 “If you’re active in your community, you can make a difference.  Manitoba is thriving, let’s keep the momentum going!”

  • First appointed to cabinet in 2012
  • First elected in 2011

Ron was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Swan
River on October 4, 2011. He was appointed Minister of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Initiatives in 2012 and re-appointed to the same
department under its new name, the Department of Agriculture, Food and
Rural Development, in 2013. Ron also served as Reeve of the RM of
Mossey River and on council for two decades.

For the past 26 years, Ron has worked on the family farm consisting
of a 200 cow/calf operation with 2560 acres. Born and raised in rural
Manitoba, Ron knows that a strong rural economy is key to Manitoba’s

He is looking forward to working hard for families and for farmers in
the Swan River constituency, and ensuring that Manitobans continue to
benefit from a strong government that values the importance of
agriculture, health care, education, jobs and infrastructure.

More about Ron

  • Lives in the Ethelbert area
  • Graduated from Ethelbert High School in 1974, his children also attended the same school
  • Served on various boards, including: Association of Manitoba
    Municipalities, Manitoba Conservation Commission, Intermountain
    Conservation District, Ethelbert District Veterinary Board, Farm
    Stewardship Association of Manitoba, and the Ethelbert Curling Club and
    Skating Rink
  • Married to wife Judy for 35 years with two adult daughters and one grandson