Board Structure & Committees

Following the Annual General Meeting, Alberta Canola’s Board of Directors meets to elect the Chair, Vice-Chair, national representatives, and Committees. The Board meets four times each year and is guided in its decisions by the recommendations from Alberta Canola’s five committees:

Alberta Canola Chair: Renn Breitkreuz
Alberta Canola Vice-Chair: John Guelly

Governance & Finance

The Governance and Finance Committee is responsible for all aspects of board governance, training, succession planning for the board and General Manager. Policy manual review as well as the annual performance reviews of the General Manager are the responsibility of this committee.

Committee Chair: John Guelly
Mike Ammeter, John Guelly, Andre Harpe, John Mayko, Dale Uglem, Renn Breitkreuz*


The Research Committee provides guidance to Alberta Canola for research related activities. This includes meeting Alberta Canola’s goals for agronomic and product development research.  The broad goals for these areas are : find better ways  to grow canola, and find better ways to control pests and find news uses for canola oil and meal. The committee directs research funding through a number of national and provincial partnerships that allow them achieve their goals whilst getting the best leverage of grower dollars

Committee Chair: John Guelly
Dan Doll, Denis Guindon, John Mayko, Brian Hildebrand, Dale Uglem, Renn Breitkreuz*

Grower Relations & 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
Ian Chitwood, Kevin Serfas, John Mayko, Cale Staden, Renn Breitkreuz*

Public Engagement & Promotion

The Public Engagement and Promotion Committee has three main goals: to maintain existing canola markets, increase the demand for canola, and to expand awareness of agriculture, canola production and its role in society.

Committee Chair: Andre Harpe
Mike Ammeter, Dan Doll, Denis Guindon,  Cale Staden, Renn Breitkreuz*

Government & Industry Affairs

The Government and Industry Affairs Committee is responsible for promoting canola grower interests at the local, provincial, and national levels. The committee will provide feedback to the Manager of Government & Industry Affairs on initial analysis in order to enrich discussion and development of at board meetings.

Committee Chair: Kevin Serfas
Mike Ammeter, Ian Chitwood, Andre Harpe, Brian Hildebrand, Renn Breitkreuz*

*Alberta Canola Chair resides on all committees

National Representatives

Canola Council of Canada
Kevin Serfas

Canadian Canola Growers Association
Mike Ammeter, 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 & Brian Hildebrand

Renn Breitkreuz

AgSafe Alberta
Kevin Serfas

FarmTech Foundation of Alberta
Dale Uglem & Cale Staden

Upcoming Events

Hedging Edge Commodity Marketing Course

Two day grain marketing course - seating is limited
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Red Deer, AB

Southern Alberta Clubroot Response Workshop

Learn how to mitigate the severity and spread of the clunbroot pathogen
Jan 7
Indus, Alberta

Alberta Canola Producers 29th Annual General Meeting

Join the Alberta Canola Producers Commission for their Annual General Meeting.
Jan 29
Edmonton, Alberta
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