Canola commission directors elected for 2013

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Alberta Canola Producers Commission director elections were held at the annual general meeting at FarmTech on January 29.

Four directors were acclaimed. Renn Breitkreuz from Onoway will be the new representative for Region 6. Returning to serve their second of two terms are Raymond Blanchette from Falher in Region 3, Lee Markert from Vulcan in Region 9, and Marlene Caskey from Oyen in Region 12.

Colin Felstad from Dapp in Region 5 was elected to serve as chairman for the coming year. Lee Markert of Vulcan will serve as the vice-chair and chair of the recently renamed governance and finance committee.

Daryl Tuck from Vegreville in Region 4 will chair the agronomic research committee, Marlene Caskey of Oyen will chair the market development committee, and Jack Moser from Killam in Region 11 will chair the grower relations and extension committee.

Retiring from the board at the end of his second term was Jody Klassen from Mayerthorpe in Region 6. Klassen served as ACPC chairman for the past two years, and has also represented Alberta on the boards of both the Canola Council of Canada and the Canadian Canola Growers Association.

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