Effective August 1, 2023, the Alberta Grains interim board of directors will serve as the decision-making body for Alberta Grains. The interim board is replacing the Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commission boards of directors until permanent directors are elected in January 2024.View the interim board of directors
Alberta Grains is a commission run for farmers, by farmers. At regional meetings each fall, eligible producers have the opportunity to accept nominations to represent the commission through the positions of regional directors and delegates.
Each region in the province will have two regional directors and four delegates within their constituency. These positions allow the chance for farmers from across the province to put their names forward and make their voices heard as to what is needed to drive both the commission and agriculture forward in Alberta. Both director and delegate positions are eligible for per diem and travel expense reimbursement outlined in the commission's policy handbook.
Director responsibilities include attending Alberta Grains board meetings, the annual general meeting, various committee meetings, and an annual regional meeting. Additionally, directors represent Alberta Grains on various third-party councils and committees as well as at numerous community and industry events. Eligible producers elect the directors.
Farmers interested in becoming directors must have their names put forward through the nomination forms that will be available in September 2023.
Delegate responsibilities include attending the Alberta Grains annual general meeting, as well as an annual regional meeting every fall. Delegates may also be invited to represent Alberta Grains at community and trade events and on committees. Eligible producers elect the delegates.
Farmers interested in becoming delegates must be available to participate in the nomination and election process during the fall regional meeting in their region. If a farmer is unavailable to participate in person, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements.
For the initial election, Alberta Grains has implemented staggered terms to create an opportunity for a blend of experienced continuity and new perspectives while our governance evolves over the first few years. The initial terms for Alberta Grains directors are detailed below:
Region 1: (i) One year; and (ii) Two years.
Region 2: (i) Three years; and (ii) One year.
Region 3: (i) Two years; and (ii) Three years.
Region 4: (i) One year; and (ii) Two years.
Region 5: (i) Three years; and (ii) One year.
Region 6: (i) Two years; and (ii) Three years.
These initial terms allow for an annual rotation of Director elections throughout the six regions, resulting in four open director positions within the province each year.
This strategic move allows Alberta Grains to harness the expertise of its board members while also infusing the board with diverse insights and ideas, setting the stage for a dynamic and forward-thinking future.