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APG’s Chair is Pleased to Continue Working with New Board Towards Pulses on Every Farm, On Every Plate FEB 6 2024 | Producers | News Release

The Chair of the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission (APG) is pleased to continue working with the new and experienced members of the Board of Directors to achieve the vision of pulses on every farm, on every plate.

Shane Strydhorst of Neerlandia was re-elected to the role of Chair following last week’s annual general meeting.

“I’m looking forward to continuing the great work this board has initiated to maximize opportunities for Alberta’s pulse farmers,” Strydhorst said. “The addition of a new director will bring fresh perspectives as we continue promoting and building upon the economic benefits of growing peas, beans, faba beans, lentils, chickpeas and soybeans, as well as the sustainability of our industry. We are also working hard to address root rot and other challenges for our growers.”

Strydhorst grows peas, faba beans and other crops alongside his wife Sheri. He will lead an Executive Committee that includes returning Vice-Chair Peter Konstapel of Spirit River (Zone 4) and Past-Chair Robert Semeniuk (Zone 5).

Michael Bury of Mannville joined the board following the AGM as Director-at-Large (Non-Bean), replacing Bev Wieben of Fairview who became a Zone 4 Director.

APG’s 12-member board also includes Directors Greg Stamp of Enchant and Will Muller of Bow Island in Zone 1, Kevin Auch of Carmangay and Peter Hoff of Gleichen in Zone 2, Chris Allam of Ardrossan in Zone 3, Scott Keller of New Norway in Zone 5, and Director-at-Large (Bean) John Kolk of Picture Butte, who was re-elected to the position at the AGM.

Outgoing Zone 4 Director Jerome Isaac was thanked for his contributions and years of service at the annual general meeting.

The Alberta Pulse Growers Commission represents 5,400 growers of field pea, dry bean, lentil, chickpea, faba bean and soybean in Alberta. Click here to view APG’s zone map by county. Farmers interested in getting involved as a zone advisor are asked to contact APG to learn more about what this entails and the benefits!

For more information, please contact:
Rachel Peterson, Communications Manager
Phone: 780-986-9398 ext. 108