Agriculture and Agri-Food

TACTIX has strong expertise in agriculture, agri-food, related supply chains and bringing rural concerns to urban stakeholders. The agriculture sector is particularly vulnerable to consumer perceptions – a crisis can exert enough political pressure in Ottawa to force regulatory changes with unintended consequences on agri-businesses. TACTIX can help successfully navigate these challenges.

We are champions of coalition building amongst agricultural special interest groups with a proven ability to deliver well-tuned messages to policy makers, regulators, and consumers. We ensure balanced, scientific evidence is part of the public debate and central to government decision-making. Our clients include: commodity groups, agri-food firms, plant science companies and producers.



Team Members


Dan Gardner


As the co-lead of the Risk Communications Practice at TACTIX, Dan Gardner provides the insights and understanding clients value to effectively manage their reputations and steward their products.




Howard Mains

Managing Principal ~ Owner

Howard Mains’ client-centric approach brings a high level strategic focus on key mandates.




Paul S. Hillier


Paul Hillier specializes in risk management, advising clients across industries on how to manage reputational risks.