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Alberta Wheat Commission welcomes new chairman and board members regional representatives, honours outgoing chairman

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(Edmonton, Alberta) January 27, 2016–Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) today announced changes to the farmer-elected board of directors and regional representatives, including a new chairman; Kevin Auch from Carmangay. Changes to positions on the board of directors and regional representatives follow AWC’s annual general meeting (AGM) at FarmTech™2016 and include:

  • Trevor Petersen from Penhold joins the board of directors representing region 3.
  • Kevin Bender from Sylvan Lake was re-elected as director-at-large and was also elected by the board of directors to serve as the vice-chairman.
  • Michael Ammeter Sylvan Lake and Jason Lenz from Bentley were elected by acclamation to serve as region 3 representatives during the November region 3 meeting.
  • Kent Erickson from Irma chose not to seek re-election for a second term as director and chairman, but has taken on the role of region 3 representative.

"We have a very engaged group of farmers on our board and as regional representatives," said Tom Steve, General Manager of AWC. "Their experience and strategic thinking has been a foundation for AWC’s growth and we we’re exited to welcome new members to our team and continue our work in leading the wheat industry forward."

During today’s AGM, Erickson, the founding AWC chair, was recognized for his energetic leadership and commitment to AWC and Alberta’s wheat farmers. He spent over three years as a director and chairman, and played a key role in shaping AWC’s strategic direction.

"As AWC’s new chairman, I want to thank Kent for his leadership over the last several years," said Kevin Auch, chairman. "I have served as AWC’s vice chairman this past year and have sincerely appreciated Kent’s mentorship. I am honoured to take on my new role as chairman and am excited to continue the momentum AWC has built."

Farmers are encouraged to visit albertawheat.com to learn more about our board of directors and regional representatives and how they represent wheat farmers in Alberta.

Media Contact:

Victoria Russell,
Communications Specialist
Alberta Wheat Commission
Email
403.219.7906