New directors in regions 2, 5, 8 and 11 are needed this year
Alberta canola growers have an opportunity serve as directors with the Alberta Canola Producers Commission.
Four director positions are up for nominations this year in regions 2, 5, 8 and 11, said Ward Toma. He is the general manager of Alberta Canola.
Each director holds his or her position for three years. Directors must attend four board meetings per year and participate in at least one committee. Alberta Canola has five committees: governance and finance, government and industry affairs, grower relations and extension, public engagement and promotion, and research.
“Directors usually work on one or two (committees), depending on their availability and their willingness. Directors can be as busy as they want to be,” Toma told Farms.com.
To be eligible, you must have paid a service charge on canola since Aug. 1, 2018 and grow canola in the region for which you would like to serve as a director. You don’t have to live in the region though.
Nomination forms are available online and must be submitted by Oct. 30. The form should be signed by at least 10 producers in the region and by the nominated producer.
“If anybody's interested, they can give myself or any of the directors a call,” said Toma. “Any of the directors would be more than willing to talk to someone who's interested in being on the board.”