AF CONTRIBUTOR | LETHBRIDGE
Ron Lamb of Claresholm is the new president of the Southern Applied Research Association (SARA ), succeeding Greg Stamp of Lomond, who has resigned as president but agreed to remain on the board of directors.
Stamp was one of two directors elected by acclamation to two-year terms during the SARA annual meeting at the Lethbridge Exhibition Park as Ag Expo was rolling into full gear.
Stamp has served three years on the SARA board, including the last two as chairman. He said SARA works hard on the agronomics of agriculture, but recognizes also that every farm has different issues and that the most important issue depends on where the farm is, management style and marketing. “That is why hopefully, SARA will be able to help each farmer,” Stamp said.
Stamp said SARA relies on farmers as business people and as producers for input to program planning. “Bring your concerns and ideas so SARA can work on then or help producers with them,” he said. “From trying new crops or new ways of managing a crop, regular and forage crops also, bring ideas forward. We need your input.”
George Lubberts of Nobleford was also elected for a two-year term. Elected for three-year terms were Matt Stanford of Coaldale, Jacob Kodde of Coaldale, Ron Lamb of Claresholm and Doug Clemens of Mossleigh. With the retirement of Brian Buckman of Nobleford, Connie Kappler of Medicine Hat was elected for a one-year term.
In the executive election Art Bird of Arrowwood was selected as vice-president. Matt Stanford is the new treasurer, succeeding his wife Melissa. The other members of the board include Richard Fritzler of Etzikom, Don Pittman of Warner, Kent Sande of Lomond and Bryan Corns of Grassy Lake.