Saskatchewan Bulletin

Saskatchewan Bulletin

SaskCanola launches new website

We’ve updated everything — from the design to the written word — and launched our new website in August! Visit for a new online experience built with farmers in mind. New research results at your fingertips, contact info for agronomists, policy positions, a new blog… and the list goes on. Your number one resource for all of the latest canola news and information —

Save the Date

Saskatchewan Oilseeds Days

Plan to attend an oilseeds producer meeting to get the latest crop production information for canola, flax and mustard.

Weyburn — November 14
Humboldt — November 15
Prince Albert — November 16
Rosetown — November 17
Swift Current — November 18

Agribition Grain Expo

November 22 & 23, 2016
Evraz Place, Regina

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

SaskCanola AGM & 25th Anniversary Celebration

January 9, 2017
Prairieland Park, Saskatoon

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

License to Farm - Building Trust One Acre at a TimeSince its launch in January 2016, close to 75,000 viewers have watched the film on YouTube and we’ve reached more than a million people with our conversations! To keep the important dialogue going, we have created the License to Farm Screening in a Box — a package of resources to help you host a screening of the film. In addition, the film is now available in five chapters so that you can easily view or show a particular section of the film. Access these #LicenseToFarm resources at

Call for Nominations: Election for SaskCanola Board of Directors

The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) is now accepting nominations to fill four positions on the Board of Directors starting in January 2017. SaskCanola is looking for Board members who have a desire to strengthen and grow the canola industry. The call for nominations opened July 4 and closes Friday, September 30 at 12:00 PM CST.

The SaskCanola Board is comprised of a total of eight directors. Board members are elected for a four-year term and are eligible to be re-elected for a second four-year term. Nominees for the Board must be registered canola producers. A registered producer is any producer who has sold canola in either of the previous two crop years and has not requested a levy refund in the past year.

Janice Tranberg, Executive Director of SaskCanola, commented, “Nominations are held every second year to actively seek out enthusiastic, dedicated, progressive individuals whose common goals and principles align with SaskCanola and the organization’s mandate.”

Terry Youzwa, Board Chairman of SaskCanola, stated, “A director who commits their time and expertise to SaskCanola also gains invaluable experience by working together with other directors, stakeholders, partners and staff for the purpose of advancing the interests of Saskatchewan farmers.”

Registered producers who wish to be elected to the Board of Directors should contact SaskCanola via email at or toll free at 1-877-241-7044 for a nomination package. All applications must be received no later than 12:00 PM CST on September 30, 2016. For further details regarding SaskCanola’s election, visit

SaskCanola awards $72,000 in prestigious scholarships to University of Saskatchewan graduates

SaskCanola is pleased to announce that we have awarded the prestigious Dr. Roger Rimmer Award for Excellence in Graduate Research to four graduate student researchers for the 2016-17 year. The scholarship program offers $18,000 per year for a maximum of two years to students entering or continuing studies in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program at the University of Saskatchewan and whose thesis projects deal with an important aspect of either the development or utilization of canola.

Four deserving recipients were chosen based on both their thesis projects’ suitability to SaskCanola and academic achievement.

  • Adriane Good studying Establishing canola meal as a protein
    supplement for feedlot cattle.
  • Asmita Poudel studying The development of nano emulsions of phytosterols and vitamin E extracted from canola waste stream.
  • Chuyuan Zhang studying the Effect of feeding yeast-fermented canola meal on the nutrient digestibility and growth performance of rainbow trout and Nile tilapia.
  • Miles Buchwaldt studying the Transcriptome analysis to identify genes for tolerance of abiotic stress in B. napus.

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