Representatives from RDAR‘s 33 voting member organizations elected a new board of directors — their first to be elected, the group says in a news release on March 9.
The new board members are:
- D’Arcy Hilgartner from Camrose, who’s term expires in 2024
- Fred Lozeman from Claresholm, who’s term expires in2024
- JP Brouwer from Ponoka, who’s term expires in2024
- Stanford Blade from Edmonton, who’s term expires in2024
- Brian Brewin from Taber, who’s term expires in2023
- Melissa Downing from Metiskow, who’s term expires in2023
- Steven Kenyon from Busby, who’s term expires in2023
- David Chalack from Calgary, who’s term expires in2022
- John Kolk from Picture Butte, who’s term expires in2022
- Jason Lenz from Bentley, who’s term expires in 2022
The new directors come from diverse agricultural and research backgrounds and take over from the previously appointed interim initial board, the release notes. The new board members are representative of the broad spectrum of organizations who make up Alberta’s agriculture and research industry.
“A very sincere welcome to RDAR’s new board directors, a group of professionals from every corner of the province and well representing of the industry. I look forward to working with you to make sure Alberta’s farmers and ranchers are guiding agriculture research priorities,” Devin Dreeshen, minister of agriculture and forestry, says in the release.