Alberta Bulletin

Alberta Bulletin

Alberta Canola’s 31st Annual General Meeting

January 26, 2021 9:30-10:30am

The 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held online. This marks the first time that canola growers in Alberta will be able to participate in and vote at the Annual General Meeting without needing to be physically present.

We are grateful to Alberta’s Marketing Council that oversees the operations of commissions in Alberta for allowing this online opportunity. Regardless of where you live in Alberta, we are looking forward to bringing the Annual General Meeting to your farm.

AGM Agenda includes:

  • A review of the activities, audited financial statements,
    and budget for Alberta Canola
  • A Region 5 director election if required and voting on resolutions.
  • Resolutions to be presented at Alberta Canola’s AGM must be received no less than 10 business days prior to the AGM (by January 12, 2021) to allow for background to be collected and resolutions to be prepared for presentation at the meeting.

Registering to Vote Online

Farmers in Alberta that have sold canola and paid a service charge on canola to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2018 are eligible canola growers and can register to vote at Alberta Canola’s Annual General Meetings.

Eligible canola growers can be individuals or represent a corporation, partnership, or organization. To ensure the integrity of the voting procedure, growers will need to register to vote. This will allow Alberta Canola to verify eligible voters, and enable our third-party voting provider to provide growers with a unique access code to allow them to vote.

Voter registration closes January 12, 2021 For more details and to register, please visit

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 re-elected by acclamation.

Andre Harpe from Valhalla Centre in Region 2, Ian Chitwood from Airdrie in Region 8 and Roger Chevraux from Killam for Region 11 will all serve a second term as director.

Region 5 received no nominations and therefore a new nomination period for a Region 5 director is now open until January 12, 2021. An election will occur during Alberta Canola’s Annual General Meeting on January 26, 2021.

For more information on becoming a director to represent Alberta Canola’s Region 5, and to download nomination papers please visit

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

New Research Database

Alberta Canola’s main driver for supporting research projects is simply helping farmers succeed in growing canola. The unbiased nature of this work, which focuses on solving the challenges that farmers are facing in their fields, is key.

Alberta Canola has been committed to supporting growers by providing the latest research freely available and making relevant and useful research available as quickly as possible.

We are delighted to announce the establishment of our new research database on our website:

Alberta Canola Research Database Chart

Alberta’s four major crop commissions are producing the 2021 Blue Book

Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide, more commonly known as the Blue Book, is now being produced by Alberta’s four major crop commissions – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission. The commissions are currently developing the 2021 Blue Book, formerly published by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, which will be available in March 2021.

“Having the most current information on crop protection products is essential, it allows farmers to protect consumers, the environment and their crops. We are pleased to be working with the other crop commissions on this important project.” says John Guelly, Alberta Canola Chair.

The Blue Book project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Print and digital copies of the 2021 Blue Book will be available in March. Visit and subscribe to the email list to receive updates and news on release dates, or to place advanced pre-orders for the 2021 Blue Book.

Canola Digest - January 2021