Alberta Barley chair, vice-chair re-elected
Dec. 14, 2017 (Calgary, AB): Alberta Barley’s board of directors has re-elected region three director Jason Lenz as chair and region one director Dave Bishop as vice-chair following the 2017 annual general meeting on December 6.
“I had a great experience in my first year as chair and I am honoured to have been re-elected,” Lenz said. “Alberta Barley is going to do great things in the coming year.”
Lenz has been with Alberta Barley as a delegate since 2009. Since then, he has served on Alberta Barley’s research, policy and governance committees, the GrainsWest magazine board and was the Alberta Barley representative for the Barley Council of Canada for two years.
Lenz farms 2,500 acres of canola, wheat, barley and faba beans and operates a small cow/calf commercial herd outside Bentley, AB. His re-election marks his second year as chair.
Bishop, hailing from Barons, AB, has served as director since 2014. He serves on the Alberta Barley governance and market development committees and is on the executive of the Grain Growers of Canada board.
“Being a part of Alberta Barley has been a rewarding experience, and I am looking forward to continuing our work on behalf of producers across the province,” Bishop said. “Along with the rest of the board, I expect another year full of opportunity for Alberta barley growers.”
Bishop, region two director Jeff Nielsen and director-at-large Terry James were up for re-election this year. All won by acclimation.
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