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Changes on horizon for Wild Rose Ag Producers

Jan. 22, 2013, Sherwood Park, AB – Visionary changes to Alberta's largest member-funded general farm organization are being introduced as a result of resolutions passed at the Wild Rose Agricultural Producers' (WRAP) Annual General Meeting held in Banff on January 15 and 16.

"While there is still much work to be done, we anticipate that before 2013 is over we will be operating as the Alberta Federation of Agriculture", stated Lynn Jacobson, the newly re-elected President of WRAP. "This name has historical significance to our organization, and reflects the new governance structure passed last week that more fully recognizes the diversification of our industry over the past 17 years."

Additional resolutions considered and passed by delegates ran the gamut from communications initiatives and agricultural education opportunities for producers to certification standards for grain graders. On behalf of healthy child development and agricultural workplace safety, support was also given for legislated child labour standards for all paid child farm workers. WRAP will also continue to urge the federal government to recognize the public good provided by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), and to introduce mandatory reporting of all export grain sales.

In addition to Jacobson, the WRAP Executive includes Keith Degenhardt as 1st Vice President and Humphrey Banack as 2nd Vice President.