AWC Wheat Class Modernization Information Session
Venue:Peace Country Classic, Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie - ENTREC Chamber Room
OrganizerBrian Kennedy, AWC Grower Relations Coordinator
Join Alberta Wheat Commission for an information session about the upcoming changes to Canada's wheat class system.
- Jim Smolik, Assistant Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission, Classification and varietal changes in Wheat
- Bill Chapman, Crop Business Development Specialist, Agriculture and Forestry
- Trent Whiting, Marketing Representative, SeCan, Variety Selection After Reclassification
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Jim was born and raised on the family farm in Dawson Creek, BC., where he co-owned and operated a grains, oilseeds and fine seeds farm for 32 years with his brother. During his time farming, he became involved with the BC Grain Producers Association, where he served in various committees and positions, including time as president. Jim also became involved nationally, and was a founding member and director of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). During his time on the GGC, he served as the representative on the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance and also served in various committees and positions, including time as president. During his time he also represented GGC on various Federal Ag Minister advisory committees.In November 2007, Jim was appointed to a 3 year term as the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission. Jim was re-appointed in November 2010 and again in November 2013, and is currently serving in his third term.
Raised on a mixed grain and beef farm at Worsley in the Peace region of Alberta, Trent has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Alberta and a Diploma in Agriculture Technology from Fairview College. He has worked in the seed industry since 1994 in a range of roles with Proven Seed/United Grain Growers/Agricore United, Brett Young and now as Marketing Representative for SeCan. Trent works with SeCan members and retailers in Alberta and British Columbia to increase sales of SeCan products. He provides technical support and coordinates local activities with SeCan’s national communications strategy.Trent has a passion for the seed business. He is an avid outdoorsman, skilled home handyman and enjoys sports of all kinds. He, his wife Janine and their two daughters, live on the family farm north of Lamont, Alberta.
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