Conn Elected Chair of the Canola Council of Canada

Brian Conn, vice-president of oilseeds, Louis Dreyfus Commodities
Brian Conn, the new chair of the Canola Council of Canada

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.

2015/16 Canola Council of Canada Board of Directors:

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

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