Saskatchewan Bulletin

Saskatchewan Bulletin

SaskCanola blog, est. August 2016

SaskCanola directors at canolaPALOOZA research supper last July. From L to R: Wayne Truman (Redvers), Brett Halstead (Nokomis) and Bernie McClean (Glaslyn).

With the launch of our new website last August came a few new features, one of them being a blog. SaskCanola’s blog connects you to the initiatives of SaskCanola as we work both locally and globally to make Saskatchewan canola producers more prosperous. If you haven’t checked it out yet, visit the ‘News & Events’ section of our website to catch up on the blogs we’ve been posting monthly. You’ll find stories about trade missions, producer events, and canola projects written from the personal perspectives of our board and staff.

Save the Date

SaskCanola AGM & 25th Anniversary Celebration

January 9, 2017
Prairieland Park, Saskatoon

Crop Production Show

Stop by the canola booth in Hall B to talk with the SaskCanola Board & Staff and the Canola Council of Canada Staff & Agronomists.

January 9 – 12, 2017
Prairieland Park, Saskatoon


January 10 & 11, 2017
Prairieland Park, Saskatoon

Top Notch Farming

February 15, 2017
Kerry Vickar Centre, Melfort

Saskatchewan canoLAB

February 15 & 16, 2017
Evraz Place, Regina, SK

For the latest event details and pre-registration information, please visit or call 1-877-241-7044.

SaskCanola leadership workshop

In November, SaskCanola hosted its inaugural leadership workshop that saw 15 young Saskatchewan farmers partake in a two-day event that included decision making, issues bear pit, leadership communication, and managing your buckets sessions. Under SaskCanola’s strategic plan, ‘Producer Engagement’ is one of four key pillars and within said pillar, fostering youth in agriculture has been identified by the SaskCanola Board as a top priority. If you are interested in future leadership events and opportunities with SaskCanola, please connect with our Policy & Producer Relations Manager Tracy Broughton at or call 306-975-0732.

License to Farm wins awards at “Best of CAMA”

SaskCanola board director Brett Halstead and SaskCanola executive director Janice Tranberg with several of the CAMA awards that License to Farm received.

SaskCanola’s film project, License to Farm, was honoured to receive multiple awards at the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association’s annual “Best of CAMA” awards night held in Calgary on November 4. The annual gala celebrates the best in Canadian agriculture marketing, advertising and communications.

License to Farm, led by SaskCanola in partnership with the film production company Berteig Imaging and the film promotion agency AdFarm, was awarded a total of seven times with three category awards, one certificate of merit and three “Best of Show” awards:

  • Winner: Crisis Communications, Issues Management and Government Relations
  • Winner: Video targeted to external audiences
  • Winner: Total Campaign $100,000 or less
  • Certificate of Merit: Social Media
  • Best of Show: Public Relations Programs
  • Best of Show: Marketing and Communications Campaigns
  • Best of Show: Electronic Media

“We are thrilled that License to Farm has been recognized by the esteemed Canadian Agri-Marketing Association,” says Janice Tranberg, SaskCanola executive director. “We knew the film was a quality production but never imagined the impact it would have. To see its success acknowledged by our peers is truly inspiring.”

SaskCanola is also excited to announce that several extended interviews from the License to Farm vault will be released in the coming months. These clips will dig deeper with several of the key experts featured in the full length film. Stay tuned!

Since its launch in January of 2016, License to Farm has been viewed over 80,000 times on YouTube in over 165 countries and has garnered over two million social media impressions. Join the #LicenseToFarm conversation by visiting the microsite at or follow @LicenseToFarm on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Don’t let your silence take away your License to Farm!

Research tax credit

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) is a federal government program designed to encourage research and development through tax-based incentives. SaskCanola invests a significant amount of the producer levy contributions in research to manage new challenges farmers face in their fields. As a result of the research investment, SaskCanola is able to participate in this program and the benefits are passed along to the producers. These tax credits can be claimed by filing form T2038(IND) for individuals or T2SCH31 for corporations.

In addition, farm corporations may claim a portion of their levy contributions
as a qualifying expenditure towards the Saskatchewan Research and Development Tax Credit by filing form T2SCH403.

More information is available at