Nominations open for Alberta Wheat Commission directors and regional representatives
By Alberta Wheat Commission
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is accepting nominations for one director and three regional representatives in Region 3, as well as the director-at-large position, which represents all five regions.
Elected directors and regional representatives will provide strategic direction and leadership to the Commission on behalf of wheat producers in the province. Farmers are encouraged to nominate peers who would be adept at representing producers in their region, as well as working with AWC’s management team throughout the year.
“This past year alone, AWC has had direct impact on creating a new Canadian Prairie Red Spring variety – AAC Crossfield, lobbied for the adoption of Bill C-49 and became an administrator of the federal Advance Payments Program. I would highly encourage anyone interested in leading the wheat industry forward to put their name up for election,” Kevin Bender, AWC Chairman, said in a statement.
Nomination forms can be downloaded on AWC’s elections page and must be returned in writing to the AWC office by Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by fax at 403-717-1966, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to #200, 6815 8th St, NE, Calgary, AB, T2E7H7. Producers in Region 3 will also receive a package in the mail with more information and a nomination form.
Elections, if needed, for the Region 3 positions will take place at the Region 3 Next Level Farming meeting at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on November 13th. Results will be announced the same day. Region 3 sits as a wide strip northeast of Banff National Park, includes Red Deer and spans until the end of the Alberta border. Further detail is provided in a map of all five regions.
Elections for the director-at-large position will be collected through a traveling ballot box system at all of following the AWC regional meeting locations:
- Tuesday, November 13th, Lacombe Memorial Centre – Region 3
- Wednesday, November 14th, Strathmore Civic Centre – Region 2
- Monday, November 19th, Rycroft Ag Centre – Region 5
- Wednesday, November 21, Westlock District and Community Hall – Region 5
- Thursday, November 22nd, Willingdon Recreation Centre – Region 4
- Wednesday, December 12th, Lethbridge Exhibition Centre – Region 1
Results for the director-at-large position will be announced following the final regional meeting in Lethbridge.
Next Level Farming and AGM information can be found on AWC’s events page.
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