Effective August 1, 2023, the Alberta Grains interim board of directors will serve as the decision-making body for Alberta Grains. The interim board is replacing the Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commission boards of directors until permanent directors are elected in January 2024.View the interim board of directors
Alberta Grains is a commission run for farmers, by farmers. At regional meetings each fall, eligible producers have the opportunity to accept nominations to represent the commission through the positions of regional directors and delegates.
Each region in the province will have two regional directors and four delegates within their constituency. These positions allow the chance for farmers from across the province to put their names forward and make their voices heard as to what is needed to drive both the commission and agriculture forward in Alberta. Both director and delegate positions are eligible for per diem and travel expense reimbursement outlined in the commission's policy handbook.
Director responsibilities include attending Alberta Grains board meetings, the annual general meeting, various committee meetings, and an annual regional meeting. Additionally, directors represent Alberta Grains on various third-party councils and committees as well as at numerous community and industry events. Eligible producers elect the directors.
Farmers interested in becoming directors must have their names put forward through the nomination forms that will be available in September 2023.
Delegate responsibilities include attending the Alberta Grains annual general meeting, as well as an annual regional meeting every fall. Delegates may also be invited to represent Alberta Grains at community and trade events and on committees. Eligible producers elect the delegates.
Farmers interested in becoming delegates must be available to participate in the nomination and election process during the fall regional meeting in their region. If a farmer is unavailable to participate in person, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements.