ASGA Hires Kelly Chambers as Executive Director

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The Board of Directors of the Alberta Seed Growers’ Association (ASGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Chambers as the association’s new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2016.

With over 30 years experience in the agriculture industry, not only in Alberta but across Western Canada, Chambers’ connections and perspective will be a great asset to ASGA and its members. After initiating the search for the new Executive Director in December, the Board of Directors screened many qualified applicants. This was followed by the appointed Hiring Committee interviewing a select group of applicants before coming to this decision.

“Kelly’s background in agricultural project research, coordination and group management will serve ASGA well as we work to drive forward our mandate and be active in Alberta’s ag industry,” says ASGA President, Glenn Logan. “She has demonstrated that she has the experience to lead change and maintain strong industry relationships while keeping up to date on new policies and programs within Canadian agriculture.”

Chambers, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Soils and Biology) from the University of Saskatchewan, comes to ASGA from a recent position as Market Development and Research Coordinator at Alberta Barley. Chamber’s other recent work includes her role as the Manager of the Feed Coalition and over seven years with the Calgary Stampede as Agriculture Program Coordinator.

“I come to the ASGA with extensive experience in the agriculture sector. Most of that time has been spent extending innovation and technology to producers and urban audiences. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to expand ASGA’s value back to Alberta’s seed growers as well as helping ASGA communicate with producers and the public the important role pedigreed seed plays in the value chain,” says Chambers.

Chambers will be based in Calgary and can be reached at [email protected] or via phone at (403) 325-0081.

One of seven branches of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, ASGA represents over 700 members across the province delivering new technologies and plant genetics through high-quality pedigreed seed to our agriculture industry. Our vision is to ensure pedigreed seed produced in Alberta strengthens global crop-based value chains.