SaskCanola Announces Director Election Results

SaskCanola is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 director election. There were 1,159 verified and counted ballots returned for this election; marking a 35% increase in voter participation compared to SaskCanola’s 2016 director election. Of those, 1,132 producers voted online while 27 producers voted by paper ballot.

The final results of the election are as follows: Katelyn Duncan received 900 votes, Lane Stockbrugger received 795 votes, Bernie McClean received 785 votes, Charlene Bradley received 784 votes, and Beverley Shewchuk received 447 votes. Newly elected is Katelyn Duncan. Re-elected for their second consecutive terms are Charlene Bradley, Bernie McClean, and Lane Stockbrugger.

Katelyn Duncan operates a grain farm in the Regina area with her family. Katelyn received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and an Agriculture Machinery Technician Certificate in 2014 and is now pursing a Master of Public Administration. She currently serves as the Saskatchewan/Manitoba representative on the Canadian Young Farmer Forum and is a director for her local Conservation and Development Area Authority.

Charlene Bradley has been farming for 23 years with her family near Stranraer. Charlene is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is currently the General Manager of an inland grain handling facility. She presently serves as the Chair of SaskCanola’s Canola Promotion Committee and as the Finance & Planning Chair on Canola Council of Canada’s Executive Committee.

Bernie McClean and his family operate a mixed farm near Glaslyn, growing a variety of grains and oilseeds and recently started raising bison. Bernie has worked in various sectors of agriculture since 1997, becoming a full-time farmer in 2011. Bernie was elected to RM council in 2015. He is currently Chair of the SaskCanola Research Committee and Vice-President of the Canadian Canola Growers Association.

Lane Stockbrugger has farmed with his brother and their families near Englefeld for 25 years. Lane holds a Business Administration degree and spent a number of years working for agriculture companies as the farm grew, transitioning full-time to the farm in 2015. He is currently Vice-Chair of the SaskCanola Board, Chair of the SaskCanola Governance Committee, and is a Director of the Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan Board.

The directors’ terms will start following the SaskCanola Annual General Meeting. Each candidate will serve a four-year term. They will be joining four existing directors: Keith Fournier of Lone Rock, Gerry Hertz of Edenwold, Wayne Truman of Redvers, and Doyle Wiebe of Langham. The next SaskCanola election will be in the fall of 2020.

Please join us at the SaskCanola AGM, Monday January 14, 2019 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at TCU Place in Saskatoon, held in conjunction with CropSphere. Growers do not need to be registered for CropSphere to attend the SaskCanola AGM. For more information about the AGM, click here.

SaskCanola is a producer led organization, established in 1991 and supported by some 23,000 levy-paying Saskatchewan canola producers. SaskCanola’s mandate is to grow producer prosperity through research, advocacy, and market development. 

For more information, media may contact:
Ellen Grueter, Communications Manager