Manitoba Canola Growers Elects Executive and Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

WINNIPEG, MB, February 19, 2020 – The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) held their reorganizational meeting and elected a new executive for the upcoming year. 

Clayton Harder from St Clements was elected president, Chuck Fossay from Starbuck was elected vice president, Curtis McRae from St. Andrews was re-elected treasurer and Bill Nicholson from Shoal Lake was re-elected Secretary.

“I am honored to be elected as President, and look forward to working with my board colleagues to represent a strong voice on behalf of Manitoba canola farmers,” says new board president Clayton Harder, “I would like to thank outgoing chair Chuck Fossay for his leadership and also recognize outgoing director, Ron Krahn, for his dedication to MCGA and his contributions to our industry.

Ron’s departure from the board, with no nominations to fill the seat coming out of the 2019 Fall election, leaves a vacant seat at the board table.  MCGA directors will now take on the task of appointing a farmer to join the board.

If sitting on the MCGA board of directors interests you or if you have any questions please reach out to our Executive Director Delaney Ross Burtnack.

John Sandborn will represent MCGA on the Canola Council of Canada board of directors. Clayton Harder and Jack Froese will continue to represent MCGA on the Canadian Canola Growers Association board of directors and Chuck Fossay will represent MCGA on the Keystone Agricultural Producers board of directors.

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Manitoba Canola Growers Association represents approximately 7,500 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.

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