Alberta Barley

Alberta Barley

November 04, 2014 14:05 ET

Two Farmers Acclaimed as Alberta Barley Directors

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 4, 2014) - Two Alberta Barley directors have been acclaimed to the board following the close of the nominations period on Oct. 31, 2014.

David Bishop (Barons) will replace outgoing region one director Greg Stamp (Enchant) and Jeff Nielsen (Olds) will replace outgoing chairman and region two director Matt Sawyer (Acme). Both Stamp and Sawyer are completing their second three-year term this December.

Current director-at-large Glenn Logan's (Lomond) term also concludes in December. The director-at-large position remains open.

After spending a year as delegate, Bishop said he was enthused to get more involved and represent the interests of Alberta's barley farmers. Bishop is also a regional director and vice-president of the Association of Alberta Co-op Seed Cleaning Plants.

"There is no more important voice in agriculture than that of farmers," he said. "I look forward to working with the board and representing the interests of the outstanding farmers we have in region one."

As a current delegate with Alberta Barley, and a regional representative with the Alberta Wheat Commission, Nielsen is no stranger to grassroots organizations.

He said that he would tap into this experience to ensure that barley farmers work together towards a sustainable future.

"We are accountable to our farmers, and I look forward to representing them well," said Nielsen. "One thing I've learned from my involvement with commissions is that cooperation and collaboration are the keys to success."

The directors' terms officially commence on Dec. 11, 2014 at the annual general meeting.

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