“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the MCGA. From my first meeting with each of the staff and directors, it was easy to see the talent and commitment that this great group of people bring to Manitoba canola farmers.
It’s an impressive team, and I look forward
to joining the canola family and continuing the great work that Bill Ross, the staff and board have established.”
Delaney comes to the organization with a strong background rooted in agriculture. Growing up in Winnipeg, Delaney spent many hours during the summer months on the family farm in Swan River, Manitoba, which inspired her to pursue an education in agriculture and science from the University of Manitoba focusing on crop protection and agronomy. Her career has focused on agricultural communications, applying her education to research, innovation and agronomy publications with Cargill, Lester Group of Companies and Issues Ink. She has spent the last 10 years working for the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers, the last six of those years as President and CEO.
Delaney brings a broad and extensive network including industry, researchers and both provincial and national government connections. Her leadership experience combined with a strong passion for agriculture and desire to work on behalf of farmers should assure MCGA members that the future of canola is in good hands.
“It has been a pleasure to serve Manitoba canola farmers over the past 15 years. I am excited to watch the organization continue to thrive and I know that MCGA will be in good hands with Delaney as executive director.”
Help shape the future of the canola industry
Manitoba Canola Growers are seeking members to stand for election to fill four positions on its board of directors.
The canola and agriculture industries need direct farmer representation to ensure that the farm voice is heard on key issues affecting farmers both in the field and beyond the farm gate.
Nomination forms will be accepted no sooner than October 13 and no later than October 31 at 4:30 p.m.
For more information on election procedures, board duties or how to become a director, visit canolagrowers.com
MCGA recognizes five students with scholarships
Manitoba Canola Growers are proud to announce their 2017 scholarship winners. Five $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to these deserving high school students from across Manitoba.
This year’s recipients are:
Planning to attend the University of Saskatchewan to take animal bioscience.
Planning to attend the University of Manitoba to take agriculture and food science.
Planning to attend the University of Manitoba to take part in the Asper School of Business.
Planning to attend the University of Saskatchewan to take agriculture and bioresources.
Planning to attend the University of Manitoba to take arts.
The $1,000 scholarships are available to students who are from an MCGA-member farm and are planning to attend post-secondary education in any field within two years of graduating. Students submitted their applications. An independent panel judged the applications based on academic standing, canola connection, references, essay submission and school and community involvement.
Congratulations to this year’s winners! We wish you the best of luck as you pursue your chosen careers.
Save the Date:
February 14 & 15, 2018
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
Mark Your Calendar
Farm and Food Awareness Week
September 18-23, 2017
Great Tastes of Manitoba
Airs September 9 and October 28
Farm Women’s Conference
November 19-21, 2017
Farm Management Canada
November 21-23, 2017
Grain Grading 101
December 7, 2017
Manitoba Ag Days
January 16-18, 2018