Saskatchewan Pulse Growers has announced Gerrid Gust of Davidson and Trent Richards of Assiniboia have been elected to the SPG Board of Directors.
There were 1018 votes cast in the election, almost all of which were registered using the online voting platform that SPG launched this year.
“Growers have told us they wanted an easier voting option and the online platform delivered a fast, simple, and secure way to vote,” noted Executive Director Carl Potts in an SPG news release. “Our goal is to see even more growers using the online platform in the future.”
Gust operates a fourth generation farm near Davidson together with his family. They run a straight grain operation with pulses making up 30-50 per cent of their rotation, including peas and red lentils.
Richards farms 4,000 acres in the Assiniboia area. Pulses currently account for 40 per cent of his rotation, including red, green, and black lentils, as well as yellow peas and soybeans.
“We look forward to welcoming Gerrid and Trent to our board in January,” says SPG Board Chair Tim Wiens. “We look forward to the newly elected board members providing their perspective at the board table.”
The other nominees included Garth Burns, Edward Davis, Ernest Hall and Robert Horne.
SPG’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, January 11, at TCU Place during CropSphere 2016.