Average prices for the week of Jan 19th - Jan 23rd as of Monday January 26th
|Canadian Western Red Spring Wheat|
|Canadian Western Soft White Spring|
|Canadian Prairie Spring Red Wheat|
|Canadian Western Canola|
Born and raised on the family farm near Cardston, Gary comes from a long line of Southern Alberta farmers. He currently lives near and farms approximately 5000 acres of grains and oilseeds in the Magrath area. He is married to Diane and they have four children and three grandchildren. After graduating high school, Gary attended the agriculture program at Lethbridge Community College before returning home to farm full time.Gary enjoys representing agriculture, especially in the political arena, and over the years he has served on numerous board and commissions, including the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission and is currently the President of the Grain Growers of Canada.
AWC Committees: Research Committee, Policy Development Committee, and the Winter Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
Lynn farms 1550 acres near Enchant, where 1300 acres are dedicated to crops (1200 on irrigated land) and the rest is grass. His grandfather established the farm in 1909 and his family has been in the area ever since. His father was involved in establishing the irrigation in the area, and Lynn has farmed with his brother for the past 15 years.
Lynn served for many years as an Alberta Wheat Pool delegate, and took their training program, which gave him an introduction to and opportunity to experience many other facets of the agriculture industry. Lynn is currently the President of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture (AFA), formerly Wildrose Agriculture Producers, and through the AFA is also a Director for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. He was also a delegate of Agricore and served as President of the Soft Wheat Producers Commission.
AWC Committees: Communications Committee, Research Committee, Soft, and the Extra Strong and General Purpose Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
Kevin, who is married to Laurel, farms 5000 dry-land and irrigated acres with his family near Carmangay, Alberta.
A graduate of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agriculture, in addition to farming, he has been a management instructor for Alberta Agriculture and Lethbridge Community College. Kevin is also a past Director with the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, and served as Chair of the Board for two years.
Kevin has a deep-seated interest in conservation farming and fuels that interest and continues to educate himself on this farming practice. He is proud that his and his father’s no-till efforts have contributed to improvement of their farmland.
AWC Committees: Governance and Finance Committee, Research Committee, and the Durum Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
Ron has a passion for the land and farming and has been actively involved in agriculture since he planted his first crop when he was just 19 years old. He currently operates a 7000 acre grain farm north of Drumheller near Morrin, Alberta, and seeds 4000 of those acres to wheat annually. The father of four adult children, he and wife Terri also have four grandchildren.
In addition to farming, Ron worked for Alberta Agriculture, and also spent 12 years buying and selling grain for the Alberta Wheat Pool in various locations across the province.
AWC Committees: Governance and Finance Committee, Marketing Committee, and the Winter Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
Born and raised on a farm, Terry currently lives and farms east of Red Deer with his wife Charlene. Terry and Charlene have two children, Jeff and Amanda. Terry’s priorities – farm, family and faith – are clearly reflected in all that he does.
Terry has a degree in agriculture with an engineering discipline. In 1983, Terry was one of the first producers in central Alberta to successfully grow field peas and in the early nineties he was one of the first in central Alberta to grow faba beans.
Terry has served on numerous boards and commissions over the last 25 years. He looks forward to putting the knowledge, background and skills he has gained over the years to work for the AWC.
AWC Committees: Research Committee, Policy Development Committee, and the Hard Red and White Spring Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
Kent is a fourth generation farmer in Irma, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Agricultural Economics in 2004. Currently, Kent and his father farm 4500 acres of grains and oilseeds including hard red spring wheat, winter wheat, oats, peas, flax, barley and canola. Along with his wife Tausha, Kent is involved in hockey and ball running with their four young children.
Kent currently sits on his local seed plant board and previously chaired the FarmTech planning committee. Kent was past Chair of the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission, and is currently a Director on the Board at Cereals Canada.
Kent is the Chair of the AWC Board of Directors.
A fourth generation farmer, Greg farms 4700 acres of canola, wheat and some peas together with his wife and two sons.
In addition to 30 years of farming experience, Greg has also completed both the NAIT petroleum engineering technology and the Lakeland College Vocational Ag programs. He considers education a constant process, and stays well-informed on current news, leading edge farm technology and new trends in order to not only improve and grow his own farm operation, but to enable him to contribute and add value to the industry as well.
He served 12 years on and is a past Chair of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission was a Director on the Western Canada Wheat Growers, and the Agriculture and Food Council, and he is currently Chair of the Alberta Grains Council, and Cereals Canada.
AWC Committees: Communications Committee, Marketing Committee, and the Hard Red and White Spring Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
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AWC Committees: Communications Committee, Environment Committee, and the Durum Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
Henry and his wife, Anne Marie farmed in the Peace River Region of Alberta for more than 30 years. They sold their pedigreed seed business in 2008, but Henry continues to grow wheat, canola and a few other crops on his farm.
Henry graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Alberta, and he graduated from the Charter Director Program at the Degroote School of Business at McMaster University in 2012. In addition to farming, Henry’s active agri-business interests have included owning a retail farm supply company, as well as an agricultural research company.
Henry has served on the boards of numerous companies and organizations including five years as a director with the Canadian Wheat Board.
AWC Committees: Governance and Finance Committee, and the Prairie Red and White Spring Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
Warren has a strong sense of continuity as fourth generation farmer in the Rycroft area of the Peace Region where he farms 4800 acres of cropped and another 400 acres of hay pasture with his dad. His rotation includes mostly wheat and canola, with some peas and occasionally grass seed. Warren is also a pedigreed seed grower.
Warren attended the University of Alberta, where he obtained a Political Science degree with a strong interest in international relations.
AWC Committees: Environment Committee, Policy Development Committee, and the Extra Strong and General Purpose Wheat Class Advisory Committee.
In addition to farming full-time with his father and brother in the Sylvan Lake-Bentley area, over the years, Kevin has contributed significant time and effort serving various boards and commissions. Kevin was a United Grain Growers delegate, he was involved in and served on the Alberta Canola Producers Commission for six years, and is a past president of Western Canadian Wheat Growers.
Kevin’s background and experience also include a Bachelor of Religion degree from Taylor seminary.
Although he enjoys farming and being involved in the agriculture industry, Kevin highly values spending time with his wife and five children and is involved with his church in various capacities.
AWC Committees: Environment Committee, Marketing Committee, and the Prairie Red and White Spring Wheat Class Advisory Committee.