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Alberta Wheat Commission Call for Nominations Deadline Approaching

AWC is seeking innovative wheat producers to serve as Directors and Regional Representatives.

(Calgary, Alberta) – The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) Board of Directors Call for Nominations deadline on October 31, 2013 is fast approaching. The AWC is seeking nominations for two (2) Directors and three (3) Regional Representatives in Region 1 and Region 5.

The AWC needs innovative and progressive thinkers to guide the wheat industry. With new marketing freedom and the opportunity to diversify our industry, there is tremendous potential to expand the wheat industry. Joining the AWC Board as a Director or Regional Representative is also a great opportunity to meet other producers and be at the forefront of international market demand. The AWC Board has the opportunity to provide strategic direction to address industry opportunities and challenges, and improve the demand, agronomic competitiveness, and profitability of Alberta-produced wheat.

Directors and Regional Representatives represent growers in their respective regions. To be eligible to become a Director or Regional Representative, individuals must be a member of the AWC and must grow wheat in the region they wish to be nominated. Nomination forms must be signed by at least three eligible producers from within the nominee’s region, and be accompanied by the written consent of the eligible producer who is being nominated as a Director or Regional Representative in that region. The standard term of office for Directors and Regional Representatives is three years. Directors and Regional Representatives may serve a maximum of two three-year terms.

Nomination forms and additional information about the election process can be found at www.albertawheat.com or by calling Brian Kennedy, Grower Relations Coordinator at 587-888-9203. Nominations must be filed in writing on or before Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the AWC office:

Alberta Wheat Commission
#200, 6815 – 8th Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7H7
Fax: 403-717-1966

The Alberta Wheat Commission wishes to thank all the producers who put their names forward to represent their regions and serve the organization.

For more information please contact:

Doug Cornell General Manager
Alberta Wheat Commission
P. (403) 219-7900
Email

The Alberta Wheat Commission is a producer-directed organization representing the interests of and serving as a single voice for all of Alberta’s wheat producers.
Visit our website www.albertawheat.com for more information.