Board Structure & Committees

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*

Agronomic Research

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*

Market Development 

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

National Representatives

Canola Council of Canada
Kevin Serfas

Canadian Canola Growers Association
Renn Breitkreuz, Denis Guindon, Dale Uglem

Western Canadian Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee
John Guelly

Provincial Representatives

Agri-Environmental Partnership of Alberta/Crop Sector Working Group
Dan Doll

AgCoalition
Greg Sears

Clean Air Strategic Alliance
Steve Marshman

FarmTech Foundation of Alberta
Dale Uglem

Upcoming Events

Powering Your Profits - Falher

Join Alberta Canola Director Denis Guindon for a day of agronomy, marketing and management information.
Nov 22
Falher, Alberta

Powering Your Profits - Medicine Hat

Join Alberta Canola Director Brian Hildebrand for a day of agronomy, marketing and management information.
Nov 22
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Powering Your Profits - Strathmore

Join Alberta Canola Director Steve Marshman for a day of agronomy, marketing and management information.
Nov 23
Strathmore, Alberta
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