Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:41

Alta. Wheat Commission prepares for inaugural AGM

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Not long after wrapping up its first-ever regional meetings and elections, and with its newly-elected board of directors and regional representatives in place, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is preparing for its inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM will be held at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton Jan. 28.
The meeting will provide wheat producers with the opportunity to meet the 2013 board of directors and regional representatives in person, learn more about the business of the new organization, and hear updates on the organization’s priorities for 2013.
“We’ve established a solid foundation and come a long way since the commission was launched this past August,” says Rick Istead, general manager of the AWC.
“And this coming year will be an important one for the organization. So, we encourage as many wheat producers as possible to join us at the AGM; to learn more about what we have accomplished to date, and what we have planned to help support and guide Alberta’s wheat industry going forward.”
In addition to hearing informative presentations on three of the AWC’s key priority areas — research, marketing and communications — eligible wheat producers in attendance will have the opportunity to vote on two resolutions, and elect a Director-at-Large who will represent the interests and perspectives of wheat growers across the province on the AWC’s Board of Directors.
“As Canada’s first and only provincial all-wheat commission, we’re breaking a lot of new ground,” adds Istead.
“This meeting presents a great opportunity for wheat producers to get involved at the ground level, and have a say in how the commission addresses their needs.”
The AWC is a producer-directed organization that represents the interests of and serves as the single voice for all of Alberta’s wheat producers.
To go to the event, please visit to receive your invitation.

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