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Alberta Pulse Growers welcomes new Member Relations Coordinator JUL 18 2013 | Consumers and Producers | Blog Post

Alberta Pulse Growers is pleased to welcome new Member Relations Coordinator Sydney Vos to the organization, effective July 15, 2013. With a farming background, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural/Food Business Management degree, and experience in various agriculture industry roles, Vos will bring a fresh perspective to member extension activities, according to Leanne Fischbuch, Executive Director of Alberta Pulse Growers.

“Effective member relations is essential to the continued growth of the pulse industry in Alberta, and Sydney’s farming background, experience in connecting with producers, and eagerness to learn make her a great addition to our team and our industry,” says Fischbuch.

As APG’s Member Relations Coordinator, Vos will work closely with pulse producers, industry experts, and key stakeholders to help increase pulse production knowledge and extension activities across Alberta. Part of Vos’s role will include coordinating zone meetings, crop tours, and demonstration plots – three areas that have been vital to pulse acreage growth in the province.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in pulse acres and the number of growers we support,” says Fischbuch. “More importantly, we’ve seen increased interest from growers who don’t currently include pulses in their crop rotations. Maintaining this growth is one of our top priorities.”

Fischbuch feels that Vos’s experience and enthusiasm will help the organization continue this momentum by further enhancing its member relations activities. “Sydney is a welcome addition to our already fantastic team, and with her on board, I’m confident Alberta’s pulse industry will continue to grow and prosper, increasing the sustainability and profitability of pulse growers across the province.”