SaskCanola Announces New Executive Director

The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) is pleased to announce the selection of Lisa Horn as their new Executive Director.

Horn will assume the role from Interim Executive Director Adele Buettner effective immediately.

“We are eager to welcome Lisa to the SaskCanola team,” said Doyle Wiebe, Chair of the SaskCanola Board of Directors. “Lisa is an experienced leader in the agriculture industry. Her breadth of knowledge will help advance the strategic direction of SaskCanola and the canola industry, while leading on the issues and priorities fundamental to our mandate.” 

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to join the SaskCanola team,” said Horn. “I look forward to working with SaskCanola’s remarkable staff and directors to share in the prosperous evolution of canola research, advocacy, and market development on behalf of Saskatchewan’s canola growers.”

Lisa grew up on a mixed farm in west central Saskatchewan and was involved with the cattle and equipment from an early age. This love of the farm sent her to the University of Saskatchewan to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

She then built a career at Federated Co-operatives Limited that focused on retail co-ops and supporting their successful service to farmers. Lisa was involved in the technical support, marketing and procurement of seed for retails. It has always been a priority for Lisa to provide the tools, information and products to retails that farmers could benefit from; supporting retails to build assets and enter new business lines that served their community included bagged and bulk seed and fertilizer facilities. As such, canola has been an important focus in her career.

Lisa has a 15 year old son and enjoys being outside, DIY projects and trying new things.

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. 

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Ellen Grueter, Communications Manager