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Alberta Barley calls for nominations to join board of directors and delegates

Posted on Sep 16 By: Emily Johnson

(Calgary, Alberta) September 16, 2020 – Alberta Barley is seeking nominations for barley farmers to join the board of directors and delegate leadership team. Alberta Barley’s board of directors and delegates represent barley producers across the province and provide strategic direction to Alberta Barley management.

Director positions open for nomination include one director in Region 1, one director in Region 2, and one director-at-large from either Regions 1, 4, 5 or 6. Additionally, there are 23 delegate positions open for nominations between the six regions. Alberta Barley delegate positions available in each region include:

  • Region 1 – three delegate positions open for nomination;
  • Region 2 – six delegate positions open for nomination;
  • Region 3 – two delegate positions open for nomination;
  • Region 4 – four delegate position open for nomination;
  • Region 5 – four delegate positions open for nomination; and
  • Region 6 – four delegate positions open for nomination.

Elected directors serve a term of three years while elected delegates serve a two-year term.
 
“I encourage barley farmers from all regions to consider joining the board of directors and delegates,” said Dave Bishop, Alberta Barley chair. “It is a great privilege to be a part of leading the barley industry forward and enhancing our commodity’s competitiveness. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the ongoing developments of Alberta Barley’s core program areas that deliver value back to farmers.”
 
Farmers interested in a director or director-at-large opportunity must submit a nomination form by Friday, October 30, 2020 by fax (403-717-1966), email (bkennedy@albertawheatbarley.com) or mail (200-6815, 8 St NE, Calgary, AB, T2E7H7).  
 
Elections, if required, for director positions will take place at the corresponding regional meetings. If an election is required for the director-at-large position, votes will be collected at all six regional meetings through a traveling ballot box, which then will be tabulated and announced at Alberta Barley’s annual general meeting on December 9, in Banff, Alberta. All open delegate positions will be elected from the floor at each regional meeting. Regional meetings event information can be found on our events page.
 
All farmers running for a position must have produced barley in the region they are running for and paid a service charge on barley in the past two crop years. To run for the open director-at-large position, a farmer must grow barley in one of Regions 1, 4, 5 or 6.
 
Media Contact:
Emily Johnson
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Alberta Barley Commission
403-219-6253
ejohnson@albertawheatbarley.com

Nomination Form: Director and Director-at-Large Nomination Form 2020

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