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Sask Pulse seeks board members

Sask Pulse seeks board members

Three spots are available to be filled

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

Spots are open for Saskatchewan pulse producers looking to get more involved in the industry.

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has three positions to be filled on its board of directors.

“Our current board size is seven members and we’re increasing that number to nine,” Carl Potts, executive director of Sask Pulse, told Farms.com. “We have one existing position that needs to be filled and two new spots that are opening.”

Any producer who has sold pulses or soybeans in the last three years and has paid levies to Sask Pulse is eligible to run for a board position.

Directors typically attend seven meetings per year and participate in conference calls as required. The time commitment can range from 21 to 40 days depending on the individual’s involvement with other aspects of the board.

Board members serve three-year terms. Directors can be re-elected twice to serve a total of nine years on the board.

By getting involved in the organization, directors have an opportunity to shape the Canadian pulse sector, Potts said.

“You get to have input on the strategic direction of, not only our organization, but the industry as a whole,” he said. “SPG makes significant investments in research, market development, market access and other areas. If you’re passionate about the sector and want to have some influence, (the board elections are) a great opportunity for you.”

In addition, being a board member can help with professional development and networking.

“Current and previous directors have told me their board membership allowed them to learn more about customers and meet colleagues from other grain organizations across the country,” Potts said.

Producers interested in applying to be part of SPG’s board of directors can find the nomination package online.

The deadline for registrations is Monday, Sept. 14 at noon CST.

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