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Alberta Wheat Commission Announces 2014 Board of Directors

New Directors and Regional Reps to serve Alberta’s Wheat Producers

(Calgary, Alberta) – At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week at FarmTech, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) announced its 2014 Board of Directors. Following the AGM, Kent Erickson was re-elected as Chair of the Board, and Henry Vos was re-elected as Vice-Chair of the Board. In late 2013, elections were held in Regions 1 and 5. Both Lynn Jacobson and Gary Stanford were elected by acclamation in Region 1, and Henry Vos and Warren Sekulic were elected by acclamation in Region 5. The 2014 AWC Board of Directors are:

Region 1
Lynn Jacobson, Enchant
Gary Stanford, Magrath

Region 2
Ron Nerland, Morrin
Kevin Auch, Carmangay

Region 3  
Terry Young, Lacombe
Kent Erickson, Irma

Region 4
Greg Porozni, Mundare

Region 5
Henry Vos, Fairview
Warren Sekulic, Rycroft

Kevin Bender, Bentley 

At the January 31st AGM, AWC Chair Kent Erickson recognized retiring Director Ron Heck, who served a one-year term in Region 5, and Rick Istead, who served as the interim General Manager. Istead was instrumental in getting AWC started and worked hard in the first operating year to help the Board and staff establish core programs. Erickson then closed the AGM by thanking all of the Directors and Regional Reps for their time and effort spent working with AWC.

Following the 2013 Regional Meetings, AWC also added a number of new Regional Representatives to the organization. Region 1 - Andrew Kirschenman and John Hopkins, Region 5 - Albert Wagner and Otto Rottier and Region 4 - John Wozniak.

Elections will be held this fall in Regions 2 and 4. Those growers interested in joining the AWC Board can speak to a Director in those Regions to learn more about the nomination process. For more information about AWC, visit

For more information please contact:

Amanda Ryan
Communications Manager
P. (403) 219-7902 C. (587) 777-6344

The Alberta Wheat Commission is a producer-directed organization representing the interests of and serving as a single voice for all of Alberta’s 11,000 wheat producers.