Allison Ammeter Recognized as Pulse Promoter

January 09, 2017

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG), in partnership with BASF Canada, presented Allison Ammeter with the Pulse Promoter Award at their Annual General Meeting on January 9, 2017.

Allison was selected as the recipient of the Pulse Promoter Award to acknowledge the leadership role she played throughout 2016 International Year of Pulses (IYP).

“There was a team of individuals from across the Canadian pulse industry that played a key role in the execution of activities related to International Year of Pulses,” says Tim Wiens, SPG Chair. “Allison Ammeter was an instrumental part of that team. She stepped up to take on the role of Chair of the IYP Canada Committee early on in the preparation for IYP. In this role, she spent countless hours working with staff across Canada to ensure IYP was as successful as possible.”

Ammeter currently serves as the Chair of the Alberta Pulse Growers’ (APG) Board of Directors and has long been a champion for pulses. She and her husband of 30 years, Michael, operate a third-generation grain farm in Alberta where they crop approximately 2,000 acres in a rotation of canola, wheat, barley, faba beans, and peas, practicing minimum tillage and using variable rate seeding technology. In addition to her work supporting IYP, over the past three years Ammeter has also spearheaded initiatives with the foodservice industry, food ingredient companies, health professionals, schools, and media.

“Allison has been a strong ambassador for the Canadian pulse industry throughout IYP,” says Carl Potts, Executive Director of SPG. “In her role as Chair of the IYP Canada Committee she represented Canada at numerous meetings and events where she promoted the efforts that were being undertaken as part of Canada’s IYP outreach. IYP will have a long-lasting impact on global demand for pulses. ”

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 pulse industry.

For more information please contact:

Rachel Kehrig                                                                         
Director of Communications & Market Promotion      
Saskatchewan Pulse Growers                                          
Ph: (306) 668-9988                                                    
Cell: (306) 230-6488                                                 

Andrea Lauder
Communications Manager
Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
Ph: (306) 668-0116
Cell: (306) 250-6858


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