Alberta Barley calls on farmers to get involved
(Calgary, Alberta) September 1, 2015 – Alberta Barley is asking the province’s barley farmers to get involved, and submit their nominations for the commission’s upcoming director elections.
“I first joined Alberta Barley as a delegate to learn about my industry,” said Alberta Barley chairman and director-at-large Mike Ammeter. “Over the years, I have learned how important it is for farmers to have input in the decisions that affect their livelihood. That’s why we are asking Alberta’s barley farmers to consider getting involved in the commission.”
Alberta Barley’s directors and delegates are chosen from each of the province’s six growing regions, which amounts to nine directors and 32 delegates. Together these elected representatives through various committees direct the commission and determine how best to promote the long-term profitability and sustainable growth of Alberta’s barley sector.
Every year during regional meetings, Alberta Barley holds elections for the vacant director and delegate positions within each respective region. This year there are two regional director positions (regions five and six), one director-at-large position (eligible from region one, two, five or six) and 14 delegate positions available. The current directors in regions five and six are eligible to serve a second term if re-elected.
As Ammeter indicated, these available positions are an opportunity for passionate and engaged farmers who are eager to take part in shaping the future of barley and Canadian agriculture.
“Becoming involved as a director or delegate is an opportunity to voice your opinion, influence the direction of the commission, and contribute to the future of your industry,” said Ammeter.
If you are interested in joining Alberta Barley as a director, the deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. on Friday October 30, 2015. Nomination forms are available on www.albertabarley.com or by calling 1-800-265-9111.
Delegate nominations are received from the floor during the regional meetings. To find out where your meeting is taking place, visit albertabarley.com/events.
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