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


Howard Mains

Managing Principal ~ Owner

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




Michael Ferrabee

Senior Associate

Michael has decades of experience in senior strategic advisory roles in the public and private sector.




Paul S. Hillier


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




Philip B. Baldwin


Phil combines a distinguished academic background with policy development and communications expertise gained in government and the private sector.