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Board Structure and Committees

Following the Annual General Meeting, the Manitoba Canola Growers Board of Directors meets to elect their Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, National Representatives, and Committees.

MCGA President: Chuck Fossay

MCGA Vice President: Clayton Harder

MCGA Secretary: Bill Nicholson

MCGA Treasurer: Jack Froese

 

Governance & Finance

The Governance and Finance Committee is responsible for all aspects of board governance, training, and succession planning for the board and the General Manager. Policy manual review is the responsibility of this committee.

Committee Members: Clayton Harder, Jack Froese, Chuck Fossay, Bill Nicholson

Staff on Committee: Delaney Ross Burtnack, Oksana Taran

 

Research

The Research Committee is responsible for selecting projects and directing research funds to find better ways ways to grow canola, and find better ways to control pests. The committee directs research funding through a number of national and provincial partnerships that allow them to leverage grower dollars. Representation to the Western Canadian Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee (WCC/RCC) comes from this group.

Committee Members: Chuck Fosssay, Clayton Harder, Nicolea Dow, Jackie Dudgeon

Staff on Committee: Amy Delaquis

 

Member Engagement and Communication

The Member Relations Committee is responsible for ensuring growers have access to agronomy, marketing and farm management information through its communications, programs, events, and sponsorships. The committee is also committed to ensuring canola growers, the agriculture industry, and partners are informed of Manitoba Canola Growers goals, objectives and activities.

Committee Members:  Jack Froese, Pam Bailey, Jackie Dudgeon, and Warren Ellis

Staff on Committee: Corina Lepp and Leanne Campbell

 

Market Development

The Market Awareness Committee is responsible to share information that will expand consumers awareness and knowledge of agriculture, canola production and its role in society. The goal is to maintain and work to expand canola customers and overall use of canola oil.

Committee Members: Bill Nicholson, Pam Bailey, Warren Ellis and Nicolea Dow

Staff on Committee:  Jennifer Dyck

 

Sustainability

The Sustainability Committee is responsible for shaping Manitoba Canola Grower’s position on sustainability issues and communicating between other subcommittees to allow for inclusion in all areas of the association.

Committee Members:  Bill Nicholson, Pam Bailey, Chuck Fossay and Nicolea Dow

Staff on Committee:  Delaney Ross Burtnack, Leanne Campbell and Jennifer Dyck

 

Provincial and National Representatives

Canola Council of Canada: Chuck Fossay

Canadian Canola Growers Association: Clayton Harder, Jack Froese

National Canola Eat Well Committee: Clayton Harder, Pam Bailey

KAP Advisory Committee: Chuck Fossay

Canola Performance Trials (CPT) Committee: Nicolea Dow

Western Canadian Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee: Nicolea Dow

 

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