Leaders Wanted to Represent Alberta’s Canola Growers

August 10, 2016

Call for Nominations

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking five canola growers to serve as directors on the board of directors for a 3-year term. This year, directors are needed in regions 1, 4, 7, 10 and 12. Alberta Canola is seeking a canola grower from region 12 to represent canola farmers on the Board as no nominations for this area were made last year.

Alberta Canola divides Alberta into 12 regions, with each region electing a producer director to represent the canola growers within that region.  Visit albertacanola.com/regions for a map and information on the regions.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly and is guided in decision making by five committees comprised of board members.

The committees are:

  • Agronomic Research
  • Governance and Finance
  • Grower Relations and Extension
  • Government and Industry Affairs
  • Market Development.

For full descriptions and committee roles please visit: albertacanola.com/committees

Can I become an Alberta Canola Director?

Do you grow canola in Alberta? Do you pay your levy? Then yes!

Any producer who has paid a service charge on canola sold since August 1, 2014 is an eligible producer and can stand for election as a Director. An eligible producer can be an individual, corporation, partnership, or organization. Eligible producers must produce canola within the defined region in order to be nominated, but do not have to reside within the region.

What do I actually have to do as a Director?

  • Represent the canola farmers in your region, making informed decisions on issues based in research, finance, policy, extension, and market development
  • Travel to 4 board meetings per year. You will also have the opportunity to attend a diversity of valuable meetings, courses, conferences, and events.

Nominations for the position of Director must be filed in writing at the Alberta Canola office, emailed to [email protected], or received by fax (780-451-6933) on or before October 31, 2016.

The mandate of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission is to increase the long term profitability of Alberta canola growers through research, consumer and producer education programs, and policy development.

For more information and for nomination forms, please contact:

Ward Toma
General Manager
14560 116 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5M 3E9

1.780.454.0844

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