The Canola Council of Canada has new chair.
Brian Conn, vice-president of oilseeds with Louis Dreyfus Commodities Canada Ltd. succeeds Nipawin, Saskatchewan farmer Terry Youzwa, who finished his two-year term as chair.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Terry for his service as Chairman,” said Conn in a CCC news release. “Terry played a key role in the development and launch of our new 2025 strategy, and I look forward to continuing to work with the board to achieve these goals through partnership and innovation.”
Three new directors were also named to the CCC board:
- Michael Irons of Archer Daniels Midland Co., nominated by the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association;
- Greg Sears of Alberta Canola Producers Commission, nominated by grower associations; and
- Greg Stokke of Pioneer Hi-Bred, nominated by the CCC board.
The council’s new board was announced at its annual meeting in Banff on Thursday.
Nominated by the CCC Board of Directors:
Conor Dobson, Bayer CropScience
David Dzisiak, Dow AgroSciences
Brett Halstead, Canadian Canola Growers Association
Greg Stokke, Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd.
Nominated by the provincial canola growers associations:
Brian Chorney, Manitoba Canola Growers Association
Greg Sears, Alberta Canola Producers Commission
Terry Youzwa, SaskCanola
Nominated by the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association:
Michael Irons, Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Woody Galloway, Bunge Canada
Ken Stone, Cargill Ltd.
Nominated by Western Grain Elevator Association:
Adrian Man, Richardson International Ltd.
Dean McQueen, Viterra
Neil Sabourin, Cargill Ltd.
Nominated by Regular Members:
Neil Arbuckle, Monsanto Canada
Brian Conn, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Canada Ltd.
James Rea, Richardson Oilseed Limited