AG Notes

SaskBarley board

The three positions up for election on the SaskBarley Development Commission’s board of directors have been filled by the three incumbents: Jason Skotheim of Saskatoon, Brent Johnson of Strasbourg and Allen Kuhlmannof Vanguard.

All three directors have been serving on the board since SaskBarley’s first elected board took office in January 2014.

Award deadline looms

The nomination deadline for the Wilson Loree Award is Oct. 13.

Farm Management Canada seeks individuals or groups who have contributed to developing and promoting change in agricultural business management practices in Canada.

FMC encourages the nomination of individuals or groups to recognize several types of contributions:

  • Those who have made significant contributions in the area of business management regionally or nationally.
  • Those who have demonstrated innovation in areas such as turning research into practical management tools, adapting best practices from other sectors to agriculture, and finding new ways to deliver training, information and resources to farm managers.
  • Those who have served as a role model and a mentor to colleagues, partners and clients, inspiring them to achieve their full potential.
  • Those who have demonstrated the ability to network and develop partnerships to include others in furthering the shared goals and vision of the agriculture industry.

The winner will be announced during the Agricultural Excellence Conference Nov. 22.

More information is at

Organic transition funding

Ottawa plans to invest $461,816 to help farmers be better informed about the risks in transitioning from conventional to organic production.

The Canadian Organic Growers plans to use the money for a study to collect data from organic producers and others to identify techniques farmers can use to help better manage the shift to organic production.



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