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Barley Council of Canada Selects First Board of Directors

BCC Board has Representation of Farmers and Industry

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The Barley Council of Canada (BCC) recently announced its first board of directors. While the organization is modeled after groups like including Canola Council of Canada and Pulse Canada, it has made a special attempt to ensure that representation of both farmers and industry stakeholders from across Canada have a voice at the decision making table.

“As industry members and farmers, our Board of Directors recognizes the importance of equal representation when developing national strategies to strengthen the Canadian barley industry,” said Brian Otto, BCC chairman in a press release.

The board is made-up of a diverse group of representatives including representation from growers, the malt/brewing industry, feed manufacturers, grain handlers, researchers, and seed/science based companies.

The board will be formally incorporating in the near future.

The following is a list of the BCC Board of Directors.

Farmer Representatives:

•Alberta Barley Commission: Trevor Petersen, Alberta Barley Commission vice-chairman
•Manitoba Barley Farmers: Doug Chorney, Keystone Agricultural Producers and Manitoba wheat/barley working group
•Saskatchewan Barley Industry: Bill Cooper, Saskatchewan wheat/barley working group
•Western Barley Growers Association: Brian Otto,WBGA President
•Directors-at-Large (3) - Atlantic Canada: Neil Campbell, PEI Grain Elevators Corp., B.C: Garnett Berge, B.C. Grain Producers Director, Across Canada: Pending

Industry Representatives:

•Malt:John Holliday, Canada Malting
•Brewer:Patrick Rowan, BARI Canada Inc.
•Feed User / Feeder: Jay Burrows, Western Feedlots
•Grain Handlers / Exporters: Chantelle Donahue, Cargill Canada
•Research: Brian Rossnagel, University of Saskatchewan, Department of Agriculture Professor Emeritus
•CropLife Canada: Janice Tranberg, CropLife
•Feed Manufacturer: Pending

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