Alberta Bulletin

Alberta Bulletin

Alberta Canola Producers Commission Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, January 29  |  Edmonton Expo Centre

Alberta Canola’s Annual General Meeting (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 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 15, 2019) to the AGM to allow for background to be collected and resolutions to be prepared for presentation at the meeting.
  • Director elections. Nominations will be taken from the floor to elect a director to fill a vacancy in Regions 11 and 12. For information on  Regions 11 and 12 and becoming a director, visit albertacanola.com/elections.

For information on the FarmTech conference visit farmtechconference.com.


Alberta Canola – working for all canola growers in Alberta

Alberta Canola focuses on four key areas:

  • Research
  • Grower Relations and Extension
  • Public Engagement and Promotion
  • Government and Industry Affairs

Our 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 albertacanola.com/annualreport.


Leading Edge Farm Management Conference

Leading Edge – The Next Generation

February 26 & 27, 2019  |  Red Deer – Holiday Inn & Suites on Gasoline Alley

The Leading Edge Farm Management Conference gives delegates unprecedented access to Alberta’s top farm business management advisors. The 2019 event is being specifically designed for those that are in the earlier stages of their farming careers.

Register now at albertacanola.com/leadingedge

This year’s confirmed speakers include:


New website for talking canola

Learncanola.com is the sister site to albertacanola.com. Alberta Canola chose to have two websites in order to better highlight the right information to the right audience. By sending Alberta teachers to learncanola.com, the teachers can easily and quickly order learning resources for their classrooms online. While on the site, they can also look up the latest news on canola and canola oil. Students doing research for a class project on agriculture and canola can access learncanola.com to find accurate information or read the blog. Learncanola.com also has some valuable tools for Canola Growers. Growers can link to learncanola.com from albertacanola.com through the ‘Teachers, Parents & Kids’ link on the top toolbar or access the site directly. Growers can access talking points they need to be advocates for agriculture. Simply presented information on canola history, farming practices and fatty acids are shared via the ‘Jo the Grower’ series so that growers can answer consumer questions about the canola crop they grow. Whether you are a consumer, a teacher, a student or a grower, learncanola.com has relevant information for you.


Wayne Schneider

Alberta Canola Director Nomination Results

The call for nominations for farmers to serve on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission resulted in three canola producers being elected by acclamation. The nomination deadline was October 31, 2018.

  • Wayne Schneider from Nisku will replace outgoing director Renn Breitkreuz from Onoway in Region 6.
  • Denis Guindon from Falher will serve a second term as director in Region 3.
  • Kevin Serfas from Turin will serve a second term as director for Region 9.
  • Region 12 received no nominations and therefore an election for director will occur at the Annual General Meeting during FarmTech on January 29, 2019.