Nominations Deadline Extended for Four Positions on SaskCanola Board of Directors

The deadline for nominations to fill four positions on SaskCanola’s eight-member Board of Directors has been extended to September 30, 2020 at 4:00pm CST.

If you, or someone you know, would like to have a voice in the agriculture industry and help maintain a strong farmer presence at the decision tables of the agriculture industry and regulators, now is your time to get involved. The successful candidates would begin their four-year term in January 2021.

The nomination package is available for download here or by calling the SaskCanola office at (306) 975-0262 to request one. Applications must be received by the Returning Officer, Ann Smith of Levy Central, by 4:00pm CST on September 30, 2020. To submit your completed package, scan and email the documents to smitha@levycentral.ca or send by mail to the address listed below. Please follow-up with Ann at (306) 975-6853 to confirm receipt of your application.

Mail: Ann M. Smith, Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan, 2335 Schuyler Street, Saskatoon SK, S7M 5V1 (*note: the box number listed as the return mailing address in our previously posted nominations package is invalid)
Fax: (306) 975-6850

You may also wish to review SaskCanola’s most recent annual report and the Canola Development Plan Regulations. If you have questions about the Board’s role and responsibilities, we encourage you to contact a member of the Nominations Committee: Chair, Lane Stockbrugger; Charlene Bradley, Bernie McClean, and Katelyn Duncan.

SaskCanola is a producer led organization, established in 1991 and supported by some 20,500 levy-paying Saskatchewan canola producers.

For Saskatchewan farmers who grow canola, becoming a director is a unique opportunity to guide investments into research and extension, influence policy and inform consumers.

Each year, SaskCanola aims to spend 40% of its budget on research to provide the tools that farmers need to grow canola more profitably. A great deal of effort is put into finding projects that will truly be of benefit to farmers. In the 2018/19 crop year alone, SaskCanola committed $3.9 million to fund 22 canola-related research projects and programs.

On its own, and through the Canadian Canola Growers Association and the Canola Council of Canada, SaskCanola helps to formulate policy on Business Risk Management programs, trade, and regulation. It serves as an important channel through which farmers can have a say on a wide range of issues that impact them, such as controlling clubroot, influencing changes to the Canadian Grain Commission, or helping to ensure rail and grain companies provide the highest level of service.

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