The Alberta Canola Producers Commission released the results of its call for farmer representatives for the Board of Directors.

Nominations closed at the end of October with one nomination coming in for Region 1, four nominations for Region 4, one nomination in Region 7, and no nominations for Region 10.

The two canola producers elected by acclamation are Christi Friesen from Brownvale representing Region 1, and Paula Law from Lacombe for Region 7.

Four nominees are vying for the director chair in Region 4 - Jeannette Andrashewski of Two Hills, Kyle Tarkowski of Myrnam, Mark Smook of Vegreville and Ralph Tessman who lives in Okotoks but farms in Region 4.

The four candidates will be given an opportunity to speak to producers at the Grower Engagement Meeting in Fort Saskatchewan on December 1, 2022. 

Eligible producers in Region 4 will be mailed an information package and a voting ballot before November 30th. Ballots will be counted on January 9, 2023.

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission will hold an election for a director for Region 10 during the AGM January 17, 2023.