The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is pleased to announce that Janine Paly, who farms near Thorhild, is joining its board of directors filling the director-at-large role. Paly’s role will officially start following AWC’s annual general meeting (AGM) at FarmTech on January 30, 2019.
Paly takes over the director-at-large role from Kevin Bender who completes his final term following AWC’s AGM. Bender served as a board member since AWC’s launch in 2012.
“I am honoured that farmers have put their confidence in me to take on this important leadership role,” said Paly. “As a farmer, I’ve watched the sheer strength of this organization grow and I’m excited to bring the unique perspectives I’ve gained throughout my career to continue building on that.”
The director-at-large election took place across a series of regional meetings AWC held throughout Alberta in November and December with the final meeting taking place yesterday in Lethbridge. Farmers were given the opportunity to vote via travelling ballot box system. Votes were counted today at the Prairie Cereals Summit in Banff.
With the end of Bender’s term upcoming, the commission looks forward to announcing its new leadership following the AGM.
Source: Alberta Wheat Commission