SASKATOON (June 14, 2021) – The nomination period for director positions with five Saskatchewan crop commissions is now open.

The commissions seeking nominations include the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG), Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission (Sask Mustard), and Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission (SWCDC).

SaskBarley is seeking nominations for three of six director positions, while Sask Wheat is looking for nominees for four of seven director positions. Eligible nominees for SaskBarley and Sask Wheat must be registered producers, which is any producer who has had a barley or wheat check-off deducted since August 1, 2019, and has not requested or received a check-off refund in the last fiscal year (August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021). All nominations must include contact information and signatures from at least two registered wheat or barley producers supporting the nomination.

SPG is seeking nominations for three of nine director positions. Registered pulse producers (i.e., those who have sold a pulse crop and paid a levy to SPG at any time since September 1, 2018) are eligible to stand as director nominees. Two other registered pulse producers must sign nomination forms.

Sask Mustard is taking nominations for one of six director positions. All producers who have paid a levy to Sask Mustard in the past three crop years and have not requested a refund in the past year are eligible to stand as director nominees. All nominations must include contact information and signatures from at least three registered mustard producers supporting the nomination.

SWCDC has three of five director positions open for nominations. Registered producers, which are those who have paid a winter cereals levy within the 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 crop years and have not requested a levy rebate for that period, are eligible to stand as nominees. Three registered winter cereals producers must support each nomination.

The deadline to receive completed nomination forms for all five organizations is Friday, September 3, 2021, at noon. Should the organizations receive more nominations than available director positions, elections will be declared and held this fall.

Interested producers can find nomination forms and election information on the websites of each commission:

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

For more information please contact:       

Cole Christensen              
Communications Manager

Dallas Carpenter
Communications Manager
Sask Wheat

Amber Johnson
Director of Marketing & Communications
Saskatchewan Pulse Growers

Tanya Craddock                  
Office Manager
Sask Mustard                                         

Carol Ann Patterson
Executive Director