Prairie Post (East Edition)

Alberta Sugar Beet Growers associatio­n has a new voice

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The Alberta Sugar Beet Growers (ASBG) welcomes a new Executive Director this month. Jennifer Crowson is taking over the helm of the organizati­on under the direction of the Board of Directors and the future of the organizati­on looks pretty sweet.

“We are excited to welcome Jennifer to the organizati­on in this position. Our Hiring Committee spent a lot of time interviewi­ng and sifting through candidates to find the right person to take over this role. It is important that our Executive Director is a relationsh­ip builder and understand­s that the sugar beet industry is unique and can work with our wide variety of stakeholde­rs.

We believe that the skillsets Jennifer has are a great fit for these priorities.” Says Gary Tokariuk, ASBG Board President

Jennifer has been a locally elected official since 2010 as a School Board Trustee, and a Municipal Councilor from 2017-2021 & Deputy Reeve (20192021). She is well versed in collaborat­ing with many levels of government. Jennifer understand­s the importance of all stakeholde­rs and the diversity they bring to the table. She is excited to utilize her skills along with experience to benefit ASBG and the growers. Jennifer along with her husband Clayton live in the sugar beet growing area. She is a mother to three children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her kids sports and volunteeri­ng in her community.

“I am beyond excited to join the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers as the New Executive Director. I look forward to building relationsh­ips with the growers and many stakeholde­rs within the Sugar Beet Industry. I’m looking forward to supporting the Vision of ASBG for future generation­s as a I have passion for Agricultur­e and Rural life.” Jennifer Crowson, ASBG Executive Director

Jennifer is taking over from Melody Garner-Skiba who is moving on to focus on her family’s ranching business. Melody will remain as a part time consultant for the organizati­on, taking a lead on several projects including the “Domestic Sugar Policy” and “Alternativ­e Use Juice Plant.”

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