Manitoba Takes Over CWRC Hosting Duties from Alberta

by | May 29, 2023 | Cereals, News

The Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) has taken over the hosting duties and appointed a new president of the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC), a May 25 news release said. The CWRC is a collaboration between the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and MCA, AWC had been the hosts and president of the organization.

Lori-Ann Kaminski, research program manager – cereal crops with MCA, is the new CWRC president. The release noted the president, who is appointed from the host organization and approved by the CWRC board of directors, is the key contact for external stakeholders.

The CWRC’s operational hosting duties rotate every three years between the three Prairie producer organizations who represent wheat farmers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Hosting duties include administrative functions, such as research funding co-ordination; communications activities, such as website updates and annual reports; and planning and co-ordination of CWRC’s annual general meeting, the release said.

“I would like to thank AWC, and Sask Wheat before them, for their significant contributions to build the CWRC’s success during their time as hosts,” Kaminski said in the release. “MCA strongly believes in the value of the collaborative approach to wheat research that the CWRC promotes and is proud to assume hosting duties for the organization over the next three years.”

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