Tag: AWC

Alberta Wheat Commission launches wheat yield challenge

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) wants you to “Be The Wheat Champion” in its new contest. AWC launched the contest so farmers can have some fun in trying to become the “most productive wheat grower” in Alberta. Entry to the contest is free, and Brian Kennedy, grower relations with AWC, says that the inspiration for this came… Read more »

Grower Groups Support Winter Wheat Research Position at CIGI

Winter Cereals Manitoba, the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission and the Alberta Wheat Commission have announced shared-funding for a technical specialist position at CIGI. The three-year funding agreement will be targeted at a fund a position aimed at improving the marketability of winter wheat. The position is co-funded by Winter Cereals Manitoba and the Saskatchewan… Read more »

Tom Steve Named as New General Manager for Alberta Wheat Commission

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) announced today that Tom Steve has been named as the organizations new general manager, effective as of June, 2014. Steve was most recently the general manager of the newly formed Saskatchewan Wheat and Barley Commission. In the past, he’s worked for the government of Saskatchewan and with United Grain Growers… Read more »

$25 Million in Funding Announced for Wheat Cluster

Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was on hand at Agri-Trade at Red Deer, Alta., today to announce over $25 million in funding support for the the National Wheat Improvement Project (NWIP). The Government of Canada, along with the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA)… Read more »

Alberta Wheat Commission Hires New General Manager

On the first anniversary of the launch of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), and following the retirement of Rick Istead from the position, the AWC is pleased to welcome Doug Cornell as the new General Manager. Having developed and honed his skills in both start-up and corporate environments, Cornell is an entrepreneurial manager with an… Read more »

Alberta Wheat Commission Hires Research Manager

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has hired Lauren Comin as research manager, according to a recent press release. Comin has a PhD in bioresource and food engineering from the University of Alberta, and brings a wealth of research knowledge in advanced grain processing, strong project management skills and a keen interest in food science and… Read more »