At the recent annual meeting, Robert J. Robinson, 2011 recipient of the Canadian Swine Breeders Association Achievement Merit Award, was recognized by being presented an engraved mantel clock as by President Jim Donaldson.

In addition to forming Vista Villa Farms, Robinson has served as director or chairman on Ontario Swine Breeders Association, Ontario Swine Improvement, Ontario Pork Industry Improvement Program, Ontario Pork Congress, Canadian Swine Breeders Association, Canadian Center for Swine Improvement, the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, the Huron County Federation of Agriculture and Huron County Pork Producers. He graduated from University of Guelph.