Nominations Open for Inaugural Alberta Grains Board

by | Sep 19, 2023 | Barley, Business, News, Wheat

Nominations are open for the Alberta Grains, the newly named, amalgamated Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, board of directors, a Sept. 19 news release said. Farmers from across all six growing regions in the province can be nominated to run for one of twelve open director positions, comprised of two from each region.

“All it takes to be a director is a good head on your shoulders, and a willingness to speak up and strive for positive change, no matter how steep the roadblocks,” Tara Sawyer, interim chair for Alberta Grains, said in the release.

Directors lead Alberta Grains and advise on its priorities of research, agronomic extension, government relations and policy, national and international markets, and the FarmCash cash advance program, while supporting the commission’s governance, events and industry-focused publications, the release said.

To be eligible to run for a director position, farmers must have grown or sold wheat or barley and paid a check-off to the Alberta Wheat Commission or Alberta Barley in either the current or previous two fiscal years and produce at least one of the crops within the region of which they are running. Nominators must reside or farm in the same region as the individual being nominated, the release noted. Nomination forms are available on the Alberta Grains website and must be received by the Alberta Grains office via email, mail or fax by the end of day on Oct. 31, 2023.

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