SaskCanola and SaskFlax announce new collaboration
January 4, 2023 By Derek Clouthier
The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) and Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission (SaskFlax) today announced a new management collaboration.
With oilseed in Saskatchewan growing significantly over the past 30 years, this partnership is intended to improve efficiencies for both crop commissions by providing a full complement of staff to support both boards.
“As 2023 begins, SaskFlax is pleased to announce new management,” says Greg Sundquist, board chair of SaskFlax. “Finding administrative and operational efficiencies within our industry ensures that growers’ levy dollars are put to the best use. Our commissions were created with similar mandates and key focus areas – research, extension and market development. We are excited about the opportunities this arrangement brings to oilseed growers.”
“We recognize the importance of having a strong voice speaking on behalf of all Saskatchewan growers by successfully conveying a clear message,” adds Charlene Bradley, board chair of SaskCanola. “A lot of flax growers in our province are also going to have canola in their rotation, so it makes sense.”
Canola and flax levies will continue to be collected separately. In addition, SaskCanola and SaskFlax will operate out of the same office in Saskatoon, Sask., while maintaining individual boards of directors and separate governance structures.