New GGC gov­er­nance struc­ture un­veiled fol­low­ing Strate­gic Re­view

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Farm News - CON­TRIB­UTED

Grain Grow­ers of Canada (GGC) is pleased to an­nounce they have suc­cess­fully con­cluded the re­ju­ve­na­tion of the or­ga­ni­za­tion with the elec­tion of a new Board of Di­rec­tors and of­fi­cers at this week’s semi-an­nual mem­bers’ meet­ing in Ot­tawa. This com­pletes a process started last Jan­uary to en­sure that GGC truly was the united voice of Canada’s grain farm­ers.

Jeff Nielsen of the Al­berta Bar­ley Com­mis­sion was elected Chair of the re­newed or­ga­ni­za­tion with Markus Haerle of Grain Farm­ers of On­tario (GFO) and Shane Stokke of the Saskatchewan Flax De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (SaskFlax) serv­ing as Vice Chairs.

“I am proud to have been elected Chair of the new GGC,” hard for an over or­ga­ni­za­tion said the Mr. past Nielsen. year that to “Our will build be mem­bers a a strong strong have farmer frame­work worked voice and here GGC look in cel­e­brated Ot­tawa. for­ward I ap­pre­ci­ate to sig­nif­i­cant what the their achieve­ments next con­tin­ued year has in this sup­port store.” sum­mer fill­ing gaps with and the mean­ing ad­di­tion that of three GGC rep­re­sents new mem­bers, 65,000 grain farm­ers from all prov­inces from coast to coast.

“GFO de­rives sig­nif­i­cant value in be­ing part of a strong voice that speaks for grain farm­ers,” said Haerle.

“Since join­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion this sum­mer we have seen first-hand the ben­e­fits of speak­ing in sup­port Ot­tawa with the com­pet­i­tive­ness one voice as we ad­vo­cate and profitabil­ity for poli­cies of farm­ers grain .” that

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