Alberta Barley is asking barley farmers to stand for upcoming director elections.
“I first joined Alberta Barley as a delegate to learn about my industry,” said chairman Mike Ammeter. “Over the years, I have learned how important it is for farmers to have input in the decisions that affect their livelihood. That’s why we are asking Alberta’s barley farmers to consider getting involved in the commission.”
Directors and delegates are chosen from the province’s six growing regions, which amounts to nine directors and 32 delegates. The elected representatives direct the commission through its committees and determine how best to promote the long-term profitability and sustainable growth of Alberta’s barley sector.
This year there are two regional director positions (Regions 5 and 6), one director-at-large position (eligible from Region 1, 2, 5 or 6) and 14 delegate positions available. The current directors in Regions 5 and 6 are eligible to serve a second term if re-elected.
The deadline for nominations is Oct. 30. Nomination forms are available on albertabarley.com or by calling 1-800-265-9111.