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Manitoba Takes Over CWRC Hosting Duties from Alberta

The Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) has taken over the hosting duties and appointed a new president of the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC), a May 25 news release said. The CWRC is a collaboration between the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and MCA, AWC had been the hosts and president of the organization.

Lori-Ann Kaminski, research program manager – cereal crops with MCA, is the new CWRC president. The release noted the president, who is appointed from the host organization and approved by the CWRC board of directors, is the key contact for external stakeholders.

The CWRC’s operational hosting duties rotate every three years between the three Prairie producer organizations who represent wheat farmers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Hosting duties include administrative functions, such as research funding co-ordination; communications activities, such as website updates and annual reports; and planning and co-ordination of CWRC’s annual general meeting, the release said.

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