To mark its 25th anniversary, Alberta Pulse Growers is creating a new award to recognize individuals who have contributed to the pulse industry in a unique or innovative way.
“There are so many individuals that have done so much for this industry, and we feel that their contributions should be recognized,” said Richard Krikke, the group’s president and a pulse farmer from Neerlandia.
Nomination forms are available at www.pulse.ab.ca (in the News, Events & Publications section) and can be submitted until Oct. 31. Winners will have made a significant contribution in one or more of eight categories: research, innovation, marketing, extension, production, promotion, processing, and management. The inaugural winner will be announced at the pulse growers’ AGM in January 2015.
Canadian pulse production had increased more than fivefold since the early 1990s. Today, more than 5,000 Alberta farmers grow pulses.