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Sask Wheat welcomes new board chair and vice-chair

January 16, 2024  By Top Crop Manager

The board of directors of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) has elected Jake Leguee as chair and Jocelyn Velestuk as vice-chair.

Leguee, who is based near Fillmore, Sask., is a part owner of Leguee Farms with his family. He is entering his seventh year as a director with Sask Wheat and was originally elected in 2017 and was re-elected in 2021. Leguee graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) with a B.Sc. in agriculture, specializing in Agronomy, in 2010. He is the current chair of the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) and has served as chair of the Sask Wheat Research Committee and as a director with Cereals Canada.

Velestuk is entering her fifth year as a director with Sask Wheat after being acclaimed to the board following the 2023 director nominations. She is part owner of Velestuk Farms Inc., a family operation she runs with her husband and his parents near Broadview, Sask. Velestuk sits on the Sask Wheat Research Committee, represents Sask Wheat on the Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale (PRCWRT) Cultivar Voting Panel, and is currently the secretary/treasurer of the CWRC. She has an M.Sc. in soil science from USask.



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