New and Returning Farmers to Sit at the Manitoba Canola Growers Board Table

WINNIPEG, MB, November 6, 2017 – The results of the 2017 Manitoba Canola Growers (MCGA) Election of Directors were decided by acclamation.

With four board positions up for election and only four nominations submitted, no election was required for this year’s election.

Nominees named to the board of directors includes:

  • Chuck Fossay – Starbuck, MB
  • Curtis McRae – Selkirk, MB
  • John Sandborn – Benito, MB
  • Pam Bailey – Dacotah, MB

The results of this year’s election will see two new faces sitting around the MCGA board table, each bringing a unique and valuable perspective to the board.  John Sandborn is a welcome addition representing the strong production area in the North West Parkland region of the province.  John brings a wealth of board experience having been an elected director for Manitoba Pool Elevators/Agricore Cooperative, and Federated Cooperatives, among several others. Pam Bailey’s addition to the board marks a milestone for MCGA as the first female board member, bringing a passion for farm safety, strong technical knowledge of plants and the environment, as well as experience in organizational effectiveness, strategic planning and policy development.

Returning directors Chuck Fossay and Curtis McRae both currently hold executive office and will continue to be strong and active representation for Manitoba farmers.

This year’s election sees long time directors Brian Chorney and Ed Rempel come to the end of their maximum term of 12 years. We would like to thank both Brian and Ed for their dedicated service and invaluable contributions to the canola farmers in Manitoba.


About Manitoba Canola Growers Association:

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) represents approximately 8,500 farmers in Manitoba that grow canola.  MCGA is committed to maximizing net income for canola farmers through sustainable production. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @CanolaGrowers.

Media Contact:                                             **Pictures available upon request

Leanne Campbell

Communications Manager

Manitoba Canola Growers


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