Alberta Barley Commission

Alberta Barley Commission

October 28, 2013 14:00 ET

Think Barley at This Fall's Farmer Meetings

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2013) - Alberta's barley farmers will be gathering from all across the province this fall to find out how their organization is working for them.

"Our industry is what we make it and farmers' involvement is key to our success," said Alberta Barley Chairman Matt Sawyer. "We encourage our members to come out to our regional meetings and learn about the exciting work we're doing."

Alberta Barley's regional meetings take place throughout November, giving producers a chance to learn about the events of the past year, including updates on research and market development. This year's meetings are paired with the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission at select locations.

Elections also take place at each meeting, giving farmers the opportunity to select their Alberta Barley directors and delegates. This year, there are three potential elections for directors (region three, region four and one director-at-large position). Delegate positions are available in all six regions.

"Whether you plan to run or vote, we encourage all of our members to participate in our elections," said Sawyer. "We are a farmer-directed organization and we need those farmers' voices to be heard."

Following the regional meetings, Alberta Barley's annual general meeting will take place on Dec. 5, 2013 in Banff. Attendees will hear about a variety of industry-related topics, including end point royalties, international trade, research and consumer outreach.

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