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Leaders needed for Alberta Canola

Sept. 1, 2016 - The Alberta Canola Producers Commission (Alberta Canola) 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 Aug. 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 four 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 ward@albertacanola.com, or received by fax at 780-451-6933 on or before Oct. 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
780-454-0844


September 1, 2016
By Top Crop Manager