Ian Jones is a lifelong resident of Tay Township having grown up on the family farm that he now shares with his wife Barbara. The family has been farming in North Simcoe since the late 1800s and Ian continues to be passionate about agriculture and the environment. Ian and Barbara met at the University of Guelph while attending the Ontario Agricultural College. Barbara spent her career as a Co-operators insurance agent in Midland and enjoys the volunteer work she does with numerous local organizations.
Both Ian and Barbara feel strongly about giving back to the community and trying to make a difference in the place they call home. That is why they started the Jones Family Endowment Fund and together with their children, Charlotte and Joshua, they plan to use this endowment to support programs, impact change and give hope and joy to organizations in the North Simcoe area.