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AgEx Conference

Join Alberta Canola Producers Commission for their 28th Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, January 30 at 2:45PM – Hall F
Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands

The AGM takes place during the FarmTech Conference. There is no charge to attend the AGM, and registration to FarmTech is not required to attend the AGM.

AGM agenda includes:

  • A review of the proposed amendments to Alberta Canola’s regulations. These amendments can be found at
  • A review of the activities, audited financial statements, and budget for Alberta Canola.
  • Voting on resolutions. Resolutions to be presented at Alberta Canola’s AGM must be received no less than 10 business days prior (January 16, 2018) to the AGM to allow for background to be collected and resolutions to be prepared for presentation at the meeting.
  • Director election. Nominations will be taken from the floor to elect a director to fill a vacancy in Region 8. For information on region 8 and becoming a director visit

For information on the FarmTech conference visit

Alberta Canola Connects – Ag Ex Conference

Alberta Canola director John Guelly attended Farm Management Canada’s AgEx 2017 Conference in Kanata, Ontario in November on behalf of Alberta Canola. In 2016, Alberta Canola formed a strategic alliance with Farm Management Canada to work together to help deliver farm management information.

John embarked on the trek to Ottawa knowing very little about FMC other than a few AgriWebinars he had attended online over the past several winters.

John came away with a whole new appreciation for what this Canadian farm organization does for Canadian farmers.

Read John’s story at albertacanola­.com/connects.

Leading Edge Farm Management Conference

December 13 & 14 | Red deer

Leading Edge gives you unprecedented access to some of Alberta’s leading farm management advisors and accountants. This year’s course is designed specifically for those wanting more information about making the transition to partnerships, joint ventures or an incorporated business structure. Attend Leading Edge and find out the benefits and implications of these different options.

Leading Edge speakers include Merle Good, Rob Strilchuk, Dean Gallimore, Ryan Stevenson and Reg Shandro.

Get full details and register at

Farewell and Thank You to Megan Madden

Megan MaddenIn 2013, Megan Madden was contracted to develop a communications strategy for Alberta Canola and to provide media training for the directors and staff.

Megan joined the Alberta Canola team as the organization’s first Communications Coordinator in 2014.

Megan helped Alberta Canola understand how to get our messages out to our many different audiences – farmers, consumers and government.

Her innovative ideas and “just get it done” attitude helped new initiatives like canolaPALOOZA and the Canola Leaders program for young farmers come to life.

Megan and her husband Greg are headed to Revelstoke, B.C. to pursue their passion for mountain adventures and their entrepreneurial dreams.

Thank you Megan for all you have done to help Alberta Canola’s directors and staff over the last three years to be better at telling our story.

Alberta Canola – working for all canola growers in Alberta

Alberta Canola focuses on four key areas:

  • Research
  • Grower Relations and Extension
  • Market Development & Public Engagement
  • Government and Industry Affairs

alberta canolaOur activities in these areas are guided by our elected farmer directors and driven by our mission statement: to improve the long-term profitability of Alberta’s canola producers.

For complete details, check out our Annual Report and our Year in Review video (featuring the farmer directors) on our website at


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Canola Digest - January 2018