The Canadian Canola Growers Association is investing $5 million in agriculture policy research at the University of Saskatchewan.
The grower organization has announced a one-time contribution to establish the CCGA Agriculture Policy Chair in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.
“Agriculture policy development is a cornerstone of the work we do at CCGA; we believe for Canada to be a world leader in agriculture, we must invest in new ideas that can drive innovation,” said Brett Halstead, President of CCGA speaking at the U of S Agriculture Building on Wednesday morning. “We’re excited to make this announcement and foresee that research coming out of this new Chair will strengthen agriculture policy research – leading to new ideas and ultimately enhancing farm profitability.”
“This contribution will build future leaders in agriculture policy by providing an innovative training ground at an institution reputable in policy research,” added Halstead.
The announcement did not include mention of who might fill the position.