Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commission have recently merged, and following Aug. 1 will be known as Alberta Grains.
The commission represents a combined 18,000 wheat and barley farmers. With a focus on economic sustainability, innovation and growth, the organization will leverage its newly combined resources, knowledge and expertise to deliver on those goals.
Greg Sears, current chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission, says the new organization “will be focused on delivering value to our farmers and other stakeholders while contributing to the growth and sustainability of the grain industry in Alberta.”
The two commissions have been working under a shared management structure since 2017, and in October 2022 Alberta wheat and barley farmers voted to amalgamate the commissions.
The organization has also unveiled a new logo and a new online information hub AlbertaGrains.com. Draft bylaws for the new commission are also available on the information hub and will be open for consultation until July 25, 2023. Farmers are encouraged to provide their feedback on the bylaws by emailing email@example.com.
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