Grain Growers of Canada re-elects leader
By Bakers Journal
By Bakers Journal
Dec. 3, 2014, Ottawa — The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) announced today that president Gary Stanford has been re-elected to lead the organization.
Dec. 3, 2014, Ottawa — The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) announced
today that president Gary Stanford has been re-elected to lead the
Stanford, who was first elected to the position in December 2013, represents the Alberta Wheat Commission on the Board of Directors.
Each member organization appoints a farmer director to the Grain Growers Board, from which a five person executive is elected. The Grain Growers’ executive for 2014-15 is:
• President – Gary Stanford (Alberta Wheat Commission)
• Vice President – Irmi Critcher (British Columbia Grain Producers Association)
• Executive – Michael Delaney (Atlantic Grains Council)
• Executive – Art Enns (Prairie Oat Growers Association)
• Executive – Jack Froese (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
"I am honored to be re-elected as president of the Grain Growers for the upcoming year,” says Stanford, a farmer from Magrath, Alta.
"It has been my privilege to lead this excellent board and I look forward to what the future holds.”
“Farmers have always played a central role in the Canadian economy,” says Irmi Critcher, newly elected vice president of the Grain Growers. "Our members are dedicated to sustainability and nurturing a policy environment that allows them to maximize their global competitiveness."
The Grain Growers of Canada provides a strong national voice for more than 50,000 active and successful grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 14 provincial and regional grower groups, representing wheat, durum, barley, canola, oat, corn, soybean, pea, lentil, rye, and triticale farmers from across Canada. Its mission and mandate is to pursue a policy environment that maximizes global competitiveness and to influence federal policy on behalf of independent Canadian grain farmers and their associations.