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Frank DeFehr

Frank DeFehr

Frank has an intense interest in sustainable agriculture and grassroots farming. This interest—his love of the land—along with the desire to help those less fortunate, led him to iDE and its agricultural development programs around the world.

Frank is a businessman with over 40 years of experience in the furniture manufacturing industry. He served as president of Palliser Furniture Ltd., his family-owned company and Canada's largest furniture manufacturer, for close to 30 years. His entrepreneurial ventures now include two manufacturing companies. His other interests include several farming operations, a flour mill and a flax production and processing operation.