Alberta Barley seeking farm leaders to join board of directors and delegate leadership team
(Calgary, Alberta) September 12, 2019 – Alberta Barley is now accepting nominations for producers to join the board of directors and delegate leadership team. Alberta Barley’s farmer-led board of directors and delegates represent producers in their region and provide strategic direction to Alberta Barley management.
Director positions open for nomination include one director in Region 3, one director in Region 4 and one director-at-large from either Regions 1, 2, 5 or 6. There are also 17 Alberta Barley delegate positions open for nominations between the six electoral regions. Delegate positions available in each region include:
- Region 1 – four delegate positions open for nomination;
- Region 2 – two delegate positions open for nomination;
- Region 3 – five delegate positions open for nomination;
- Region 4 – one delegate position open for nomination;
- Region 5 – three delegate positions open for nomination; and
- Region 6 – two delegate positions open for nomination.
Thanks to a recent revision by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council, Alberta Barley’s director and delegate nomination forms only require three eligible nominator signatures rather than 10. Elected directors serve a term of three years while elected delegates serve a two year term.
“The commission works hard on behalf of barley famers to ensure our long-term profitability,” said Dave Bishop, Alberta Barley chair. “I have served on many commission boards over the years and it’s satisfying to contribute to matters that affect our bottom line such as transportation and innovative research. If you’re interested in representing farmers in your region, bringing forward new ideas and having an impact on our industry, I encourage you to submit a nomination form.”
Farmers interested in a director, director-at-large or delegate position must submit a nomination form (see below) by Friday, November 1, 2019 by fax (403-717-1966), email at email@example.com or mail (200-6815, 8 St NE, Calgary, AB, T2E7H7).
Elections for Region 3 and 4, if required, will take place at the corresponding regional meetings in Lacombe on November 13 and Camrose on November 27. 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, then will be tabulated and announced at Alberta Barley’s annual general meeting on December 11, in Banff, Alberta. Open delegate positions will be elected from the floor at each regional meeting.
Next Level Farming (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 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 the eligible regions, which includes Regions 1, 2, 5 or 6.
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