Board Elections

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Director Election Results

Monday, November 27, 2017 (Saskatoon, SK) – Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ (SPG) Board of Directors remains unchanged for 2018, after Corey Loessin of Radisson and Jean Harrington of Glenside were both re-elected in SPG’s recently concluded Director Elections.

“We look forward to having Corey and Jean continue on the SPG Board for another term,” says SPG Vice-Chair Gerrid Gust. “Both individuals are highly engaged in the organization and bring a diverse perspective and skillset to the board that is valuable in providing strategic direction for the pulse industry.”

Jean Harrington and her husband John crop 7,400 acres as part of a family farm operation in the Glenside area. Pulses and specialty crops generally make up one‐third of their rotation, with canola and wheat rounding out the balance. Jean has served on the SPG Board of Directors since 2014 and is currently the Chair of SPG’s Research and Development Committee.

Corey Loessin farms 3,000 acres in northwestern Saskatchewan with his wife Joan Heath and their children Audra and Aidan. On their farm they grow lentils, faba beans, canola, and wheat. Corey has served on the SPG Board of Directors since 2012, serving as Board Chair in 2017.

There were 1,780 votes cast by 986 voters in this year’s election. Nearly all votes were received through the online voting platform. The final votes results were:

  • Lynnda Berg – 227
  • Jean Harrington – 704
  • Corey Loessin  – 849

The new director terms for Jean and Corey will begin following SPG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM will be at 5:00 PM on Monday, January 8, at TCU Place during CropSphere 2018. Growers do not need to be registered for CropSphere to attend SPG’s AGM.

Accountable to and funded by growers, SPG’s strategic direction is guided by a seven member, grower-elected, Board of Directors. SPG’s mission is to provide leadership for profitable growth for the Saskatchewan pulses.