Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Gearing up For Director Election

October 09, 2015

Six candidates have been nominated for two positions that will open up in January on the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) Board of Directors.

The six nominees include:

  • Garth Burns, Drake, SK
  • Edward Davis, Rosetown, SK
  • Gerrid Gust, Davidson, SK
  • Ernest Hall, Wynyard, SK
  • Robert Horne, Swift Current, SK
  • Trent Richards, Assiniboia, SK

Voter packages, including a six digit ID number required for the new electronic voting process, will be distributed by mail to registered pulse growers* in early November in a green envelope. Voting opens at http://www.saskpulsevotes.com at 8:00 AM on November 3, and will remain open until 4:30 PM on November 30. If growers prefer to vote with a paper ballot, the voter package will provide contact information to request a mail-in ballot.

Important Dates:

  • October 31, 2015 – Candidate interviews on CJWW 600 On The Air program
  • November 3, 2015 – Voting opens at 8:00 AM at http://www.saskpulsevotes.com
  • November 4, 2015 – Candidate interviews on CJWW 600 Let’s Talk Ag program
  • November 12, 2015 – Candidate profiles in Western Producer 
  • November 18, 2015 – Candidate interviews on CJWW 600 Let's Talk Ag program
  • November 30, 2015 – Voting closes at 4:30 PM  
  • January 11, 2016 – Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon

*A registered pulse grower is someone who has sold a pulse crop and paid levy to SPG in the last two years.

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 about the election or voting eligibility, please visit our website at www.saskpulse.com or contact:                   

Rachel Kehrig  
Director of Communications & Market Promotion       
Saskatchewan Pulse Growers    
Cell: (306) 230-6488 
Email: rkehrig@saskpulse.com                                                 

or

 Andrea Lauder         
Communications Manager     
Saskatchewan Pulse Growers 
Cell: (306) 250-6858
Email: alauder@saskpulse.com                                                                                                                                              

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