Tom Manley grew up on the family dairy farm in Eastern Ontario. He obtained a BSC in Computer Science at the Collège Militaire Royal in St-Jean, Québec and served as the telecommunications officer at the Canadian Forces Base Montreal. At Bell Canada in 1995, Tom
was the project leader for the development and launch of the Bell Sympatico Internet Service. In 1985, Tom’s parents, Murray and Carrie Manley converted the family’s conventional dairy farm to organic field crops and founded Homestead Organics. Over time, they serviced other organic farmers with grain cleaning and livestock feed. In 1997, Tom took over the grain and feed processing and moved it to the feed mill in Berwick. In 2014, the company added a processing plant in Morrisburg. Homestead Organics is now a leading organic grain and farm supply business in Central and Eastern Canada. In 2011, Tom received the life time achievement award from the Organic Council of Ontario for contributions to the organic sector.