Ron Kostyshyn

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Ron Kostyshyn
Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
In office
January 13, 2012 – May 3, 2016
Premier Greg Selinger
Preceded by Stan Struthers
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
In office
October 4, 2011 – April 19, 2016
Preceded by Rosann Wowchuk
Succeeded by Rick Wowchuk
Constituency Swan River
Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Mossey River
In office
Personal details
Political party New Democrat
Occupation Farmer

Ron Kostyshyn is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in the 2011 election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Swan River as a member of the Manitoba New Democratic Party caucus. Kostyshyn was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives on January 13, 2012 under Premier Greg Selinger.

Born and raised in rural Manitoba, Kostyshyn graduated from Ethelbert High School in 1974, where his children also attended. For the past 26 years, Kostyshyn has worked on the family farm consisting of a 200 cow/calf operation with 2560 acres. He has served as Reeve of the RM of Mossey River and on council for two decades. He has also served on various boards including the 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.

Kostyshyn lives in the Ethelbert area and has been married to his wife Judy for 35 years. They have two adult daughters and one grandson.[2]


  1. ^ Martin, Nick (October 5, 2011). "Clash of colours". Winnipeg Free Press. B2. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ron Kostyshyn". New Democratic Caucus of Manitoba. 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 

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