Prairie Post (East Edition)

Alberta Wheat Commission calls for farmer leadership nomination­s in southeast

- Contribute­d More informatio­n about nomination requiremen­ts and the roles of directors and regional representa­tives can be found on the governance page or by contacting Megan Evans at mevans@albertawhe­

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is seeking nomination­s from wheat farmers in Regions 1 and 5 to join AWC's board directors and regional representa­tives. Positions open for nomination­s include two directors and three regional representa­tives in Region 1 and two directors and three regional representa­tives in Region 5. The term of office for directors and regional representa­tives is three years.

Region 1 consists of southern Alberta including Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and surroundin­g counties. Region 5 consists of north-central Alberta including Edmonton, the Peace River Region, Barrhead and surroundin­g counties. For more informatio­n, refer to the AWC regional map for the list of counties in each region.

Wheat producers from Regions 1 and 5 are encouraged to nominate local leaders that will be strong representa­tives of farmers in their region and positive contributo­rs to the developmen­t of research, agronomic extension, market developmen­t and policy. The elected board of directors and regional representa­tives will serve Alberta wheat producers by providing strategic direction to the initiative­s and investment­s of AWC, while upholding the mission to increase the profitabil­ity of Alberta wheat producers.

"Elected farmer representa­tion on both commission boards and committees are critical to their activities,” stated AWC Chair, Greg Sears. “Farmer voices provide not only governance and guidance for the organizati­on but also the direct, visible link between the farm gate, decision-makers in government and the value chain.”

Nomination forms can be downloaded on our elections page and must be returned to the AWC office by Monday, October 31, 2022 by fax (403-717-1966), email (mevans@ albertawhe­ or mail (200-6815, 8 St NE, Calgary, AB, T2E7H7).

Elections, if required, will take place during regional meetings in November:

• Region 1 – Lethbridge, AB – November 15, 2022

• Region 2 – Acme, AB – November 16, 2022

• Region 3 – Lacombe, AB – November 18, 2022

• Region 4 – Vegreville, AB – November 23, 2022

• Region 5 – Westlock, AB – November 23, 2022

• Region 5 – Rycroft, AB – November 25, 2021 Further details about regional meetings can be found by visiting the events page on AWC's website.

Farmers running for a position must have remitted payment to AWC on commercial wheat sales in either the current or previous two fiscal years, and they must grow wheat in the region in which they wish to be nominated.

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