Alberta Barley has three board and 17 delegate spots open

The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31 with the election taking place Dec. 8

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Alberta Barley is seeking nominations for directors and delegates.

There are 20 positions available, including two directors (Regions 3 and 4) and one director-at-large (Region 1, 2, 3 or 6). Seventeen spots are available for delegates with at least one opening in five of the six Alberta Barley electoral regions.

“Volunteering your time as a delegate or director is a great opportunity to become involved in shaping Alberta farm policy,” said outgoing chair Mike Ammeter, who was Region 3 director-at-large from 2010 to 2016 and served as chair the past two years.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Alberta Barley and I’d say to any farmer in Alberta looking to make a difference in their industry, now is the time.”

Region 4 director Bernie Klammer is also retiring after two successive terms.

Any farmers seeking a director or director-at-large position must submit paperwork via fax to Alberta Barley at 1-403-291-0190 or by email to [email protected] by Oct. 31. Voting takes place at the AGM in Banff on Dec. 8. Delegates are nominated and elected from the floor at each regional meeting.

All farmers running for a delegate or a director position must have produced barley in the region they are running for election in and paid a service charge on barley either in the current or previous two crop years. A director-at-large position allows a farmer to be eligible by having grown barley in any area of Alberta.

For nomination forms, go to and click on the links in the news release.

The following delegates are up for re-election to another two-year term:

  • Region 1 – Glenn Logan, Brian Otto and Greg Stamp
  • Region 2 – Jamie Christie, David Eaton, Doug McBain, Doug Miller, Doug Robertson, Matt Sawyer and Kenton Ziegler
  • Region 4 – David Korpan, Charlie Leskiw, Brian McGonigal and John Wozniak
  • Region 5 – Darrel Hennig and Ken Wagner
  • Region 6 – Ron Heck

There is one director up for re-election with two additional vacancies. Directors and directors-at-large serve three-year terms with Alberta Barley.

  • Region 1, 2, 3 or 6 – vacant (director-at-large)
  • Region 3 – Jason Lenz (director)
  • Region 4 – vacant (director)

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