Following the Annual General Meeting, Alberta Canola’s Board of Directors meets to elect their Chair, Vice-Chair, National Representatives, and Committees. The Board of Directors meets four times each year and is guided in its decisions by the recommendations from Alberta Canola’s five committees:
Alberta Canola Chairman: Greg Sears
Alberta Canola Vice-Chair: Renn Breitkreuz
Governance & Finance
The Governance and Finance Committee is responsible for all aspects of board governance, training, and succession planning for the board and the General Manager. Policy manual review as well as the annual performance reviews of the General Manager are the responsibility of this committee.
Committee Chair: Renn Breitkreuz
Mike Ammeter, John Guelly, John Mayko, Dale Uglem, Greg Sears*
The Agronomic Research Committee has two board goals: find better ways ways to grow canola, and find better ways to control pests. The committee directs research funding through a number of national and provincial partnerships that allow them to leverage grower dollars.
Committee Chair: John Guelly
John Mayko, Brian Hildebrand, Dale Uglem, Greg Sears*
Grower Relation & Extension
The Grower Relations and Extension Committee is responsible for ensuring growers have access to agronomy, marketing and farm management information through its communications program along with event planning and sponsorship. The committee is also committed to ensuring canola growers, the agriculture industry, and partners are informed of Alberta Canola Producers Commission’s goals, objectives and activities.
Committee Chair: Dale Uglem
John Guelly, John Mayko, Cale Staden, Greg Sears*
The Market Development Committee has three main goals: to maintain existing canola markets and increase the demand for canola, to identify and promote market opportunities and new uses for canola and to expand awareness of agriculture, canola production and its role in society.
Committee Chair: Denis Guindon
Mike Ammeter, Dan Doll, Kevin Serfas, Cale Staden, Greg Sears*
Government & Industry Affairs
The Government and Industry Affairs Committee is responsible for diving deeper into targeted local, provincial, and national issues. The committee will provide feedback to the Policy Analyst on initial analysis in order to enrich discussion and development of policy at board meetings.
Committee Chair: Kevin Serfas
Mike Ammeter, Renn Breitkreuz, Dan Doll, Brian Hildebrand, Greg Sears*
*Alberta Canola Chair resides on all committees
Canola Council of Canada
Canadian Canola Growers Association
Renn Breitkreuz, Denis Guindon, Dale Uglem
Western Canadian Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee
Agri-Environmental Partnership of Alberta/Crop Sector Working Group
Clean Air Strategic Alliance
FarmTech Foundation of Alberta