Frank has an intense interest in sustainable agriculture and "grass roots" farming. This interest, his love of the land, and the desire to help those less fortunate, led him to become involved with iDE and its agricultural development programs around the world. Frank is a businessman with over 40 years experience in the furniture manufacturing industry. He served as the president of Palliser Furniture Ltd., his family owned company and Canada's largest furniture manufacturer, for close to 30 years. His entrepreneurial ventures now include two manufacturing companies: one a manufacturer of corrugate packaging and the other a manufacturer of polyurethane and wood furniture components. His other interests include several farming operations, a flour mill, and a flax production and processing operation.