Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Welcomes Three to Board of Directors in January
September 24, 2018
Three people have been acclaimed to the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers' (SPG) Board of Directors following the close of nominations in mid-September.
Chad Doerksen of Dalmeny and Shaun Dyrland of Kyle will join the Board of Directors in January, and Trent Richards of Assiniboia will continue into his second term on the Board.
“We look forward to welcoming our two new Directors, Chad and Shaun, to the board table where they will work collaboratively in guiding SPG’s strategic direction,” says Corey Loessin, SPG Board Chair. “We are also pleased to have Trent return for a second term. He will bring important experience and depth to the Board.”
SPG had advertised for two vacancies on the Board of Directors and received three nominations. Following the close of the nomination period, current Director Jean Harrington announced that, due to time constraints, she will resign her seat in January. With three nominees for three vacant positions on the board, the candidates will be acclaimed.
Chad Doerksen farms 8,000 acres near Dalmney where he grows canola, wheat, oats, soybeans, lentils, and yellow peas. Pulses account for approximately 15-20 per cent of his operation.
Shaun Dyrland operates a 15,000-acre farm with his brother and father near Kyle. On their farm lentils, peas, and chickpeas account for nearly 50 per cent of their rotation, with the balance consisting of durum and canola.
Trent Richards farms 5,000 acres near Assiniboia, where lentils, peas, chickpeas, and soybeans make up 40 per cent of his rotation. Durum, flax, canola, and spices round out his remaining acres.
The new director terms will begin following SPG’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM will be at 5:00 PM on Monday, January 14, at TCU Place during CropSphere 2019. 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.