The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) announcesÂ that a director-at-large election will be held during this yearâ€™s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Jan. 27, 2016 in Edmonton, Alta.
AWC issued a call for nominations in September for the director-at-large position and received nominations for: Kevin Bender from Bentley, Darrell Stokes from Hussar, and Jack Swainson from Red Deer, Alta.
â€œIt is great to see an election being held for the director-at-large position,â€ said Kent Erickson, AWC Chair. â€œThis means there is interest in AWC and we have growers who want to make an impact on our industry.â€
The director-at-large represents all five regions across Alberta and will provide strategic direction and leadership to the Commission on behalf of wheat producers. AWC has posted the candidate profiles atÂ www.albertawheat.com. Growers are encouraged to visit the website and learn about each candidate ahead of the AGM in preparation for voting.
All eligible producers will be given a ballot at the AGM registration to vote for the director-at-large. An eligible producer or AWC member is someone that has sold wheat and paid a service charge or check-off to the Commission when making a commercial sale of wheat in the last two fiscal years.
â€œThe board of directors encourages AWC members to attend the AGM to not only cast their vote, but to hear about the work the Commission has done in the past year and where our priorities are for the future,â€ added Erickson.
The AGM will take place at 11:30 a.m.Â on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in Edmonton in Hall F at the Northlands Park, Edmonton Expo Centre. It is being held in conjunction with the FarmTechÂ conference, but growers or members of the public wishing to attend the AGM and cast their vote do not have to be registered for the FarmTechÂ conference. AGM attendees can proceed directly to Hall F.