Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

  • Tim Wiens

    Tim Wiens joined the SPG Board of Directors in 2012 and began serving as Chair in 2015. He farms in the Herschel area where he operates a rotation of one-third cereals, one-third canola, and one-third pulses. Tim has prior board experience having served on the Board of the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan for three years, as well as nine years on the Board of SaskCanola. In his time with SPG, Tim has served on the Boards for Pulse Canada and Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, and was a former Chair of the SPG Audit and Finance Committee.

  • Corey Loessin

    Corey Loessin joined the SPG Board of Directors in 2012. Corey and his wife Joan Heath farm in northwestern Saskatchewan growing various crops including peas, lentils, and fababeans. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and worked as a District Agriculturalist in Alberta for several years prior to returning to Saskatchewan to farm. While farming, he also taught crop science courses at the U of S for 12 years. Corey is the chair of the SPG Research and Development Committee and serves on the Pulse Canada Board. 

  • Gerrid Gust

    Together with family, Gerrid manages and operates a fourth generation farm, at Davidson, SK. They run a straight grain operation, where the focus is on producing high quality crops including peas, red lentils, durum, canola, and winter wheat, with pulses making up approximately 30-50 per cent of their rotation. Gerrid has been involved in farm policy for the past 10 years starting with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, Chair from 2009-2013. He also served on the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) from 2007-2015. In 2012, Gerrid was asked by the provincial government to help set up the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission. He has served on the agriculture/agri-food subcommittee of Enterprise Saskatchewan, has represented Canadian farmers on a trade mission to North and West Africa (2015), and is also active with the Davidson Kinsmen club (2001 to present). Gerrid serves on SPG's Audit and Finance and Research and Development Committees, and is also SPG's representative on the Board of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan. 

  • Jean Harrington

    Jean Harrington joined the SPG Board of Directors in 2014. Jean 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 various local boards as well as being on the founding board of the Saskatchewan Women’s Agriculture Network.  Marketing crops on the family farm turned into a business for her in 2001 when she founded Prairie Farm Brokerage. The business operated as a full service brokerage until 2012 when it began to function as a consulting firm for ag marketing. Since then Jean has been a market consultant for a small group of clients. Jean previously served on the Pulse Canada and Soy Canada Boards and was SPG’s representative to a producer association coalition tasked with preparing a joint submission for the Canada Transportation Act Review. Jean currently serves on the Canadian Grain Commission Western Standards Committee.

  • Lee Moats

    Lee Moats joined the SPG Board of Directors in 2011 and serves as Chair on the Pulse Canada Board of Directors. He farms with his wife Laurie on a third-generation family farm in the Riceton area where they operate a zero-till farm, growing lentils, canola, and winter wheat. Lee has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree with a major in agronomy, and has been a Professional Agrologist for 32 years. In addition to farming, he also worked for Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture for 8 years, and Ducks Unlimited Canada for 20 years. Lee has served as a Director on the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association Board, as a Commissioner on the Saskatchewan Winter Cereal Development Commission, and currently serves as President of the Cross‑Country Co-op.

  • Morgan Nunweiler

    Morgan Nunweiler joined the SPG Board of Directors in 2011 and served as chair from 2012-2015. He farms with his wife Carly near Rosetown where they include lentils, canola, and durum in their regular crop rotation. He has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Professional Agrologist. He has been active in the agriculture industry since 2002. Morgan has worked with Syngenta and Novozymes, now Monsanto BioAg, as his interest in pulse crops grew and attracted him to the inoculant side of the industry. Today he continues to work with Monsanto Bio Ag during winter months. Morgan also serves on the Pulse Canada Board of Directors and is on the SPG Research and Development Committee.

  • Trent Richards

    Trent Richards joined the SPG board of directors in 2016. Trent and his wife Tracy continue to operate a third generation farm in the Assiniboia area located in south central Saskatchewan. Trent currently continuously crops with lentils, peas, and soybeans making up a one-third of the acres, with cereals, canola, flax, and spices making up the remaining acres. Trent attended the University of Saskatchewan where he was enrolled in vocational agriculture. After school he operated a custom spraying business where he applied chemical, and sold sprayer parts. Trent served on the Assiniboia curling rink board, and Assiniboia civic improvement board. Trent also serves on the Boards of Soy Canada and Pulse Canada. 



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