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Alberta Barley announces results following the 2020 director nomination deadline, delegates to be nominated during November regional meetings

Following the October 30 deadline for director nominations, Alberta Barley is pleased to announce the results from the nomination period.

For region one, Sean Stanford from Magrath was acclaimed replacing Alberta Barley’s outgoing chair, Dave Bishop. For region two, Roy Newman from Blackie was acclaimed replacing board member Jeff Nielsen. Representing all Alberta Barley regions, Bernie Klammer from Vegreville was acclaimed for a director-at-large position replacing Terry James.

Alberta Barley would like to thank longstanding board members Bishop, Nielsen and James for their years of service and contributions to the commission. Bishop has served as the Alberta Barley chair for the past two years, and Alberta Barley’s representative on the board of the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre. Nielsen is the co-chair of Alberta Barley’s markets committee, and currently serves as president of the Grain Growers of Canada. James is currently the chair of Alberta Barley’s research and policy committees and serves as a director of the Western Grains Research Foundation. Alberta Barley welcomes Stanford, Newman and Klammer who will begin their terms as directors following the Annual General Meeting on December 9 at the Prairie Cereals Summit event in Banff.

Additionally, there are 23 delegate positions open for nomination between Alberta Barley’s six regions. All delegate positions will be nominated at regional meetings. 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.

Barley farmers are encouraged to consider these vacant delegate positions. For more information, farmers are encouraged to speak to their regional leadership or read more here. To see Alberta Barley’s regional map and find your region, click here.

To learn more about Alberta Barley’s upcoming regional meetings in November, including our options to attend in-person or virtually, visit our events page.

For more information about Alberta Barley’s governance process, please contact:

Brian Kennedy
Grower Relations and Extension Manager

To arrange media interviews, please contact:
Erin Tateson
Interim Communications Manager