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Nominations open Nov. 1 for wheat and barley association directors

The election will be held at the 
MWBGA’s annual meeting Feb. 15, 2018, 
but advance ballots are also available

Nominations to fill three positions on the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association’s (MWBGA) board of directors open Nov. 1 and close Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Incumbent MWBGA chair Fred Greig of Reston intends to stand for election, he said in an email.

The other two incumbents are Dylan Wiebe of Altona and Justin Dutchyshen of Gilbert Plains. Wiebe said he hasn’t decided if he will run. Dutchyshen wasn’t immediately available to comment.

Directors’ terms are four years.

Nominations must be submitted to the MWBGA’s office, 38-4th Avenue, Box 2280 Carman, Man. R0G 0J0.

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Nominees must be members in good standing of the MWBGA and have the support of at least five members, the association said in a news release.

Nomination forms are available by calling the MWBGA office at 204-745-6661.

An “in-person” election will be held during the MWBGA’s annual meeting Feb. 15, 2018 as part of the CropConnect Conference at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

Advance ballots will also be available.

Details of the in-person election will be explained in the annual meeting notice that will be sent to all members in January 2018.

Voting instructions, procedures and timelines for the advance ballot and in-person voting will be available on the MWBGA website.

“We have continued to focus our attention on research projects and market development opportunities that will make sure wheat and barley are profitable and internationally competitive crop choices for Manitoba farmers,” MWBGA vice-chair Robert Misko, said in the release. “The MWBGA welcomes nominees with the desire and experience to strengthen our association.”

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Allan Dawson is a reporter with the Manitoba Co-operator based near Miami, Man. Covering agriculture since 1980, Dawson has spent most of his career with the Co-operator except for several years with Farmers’ Independent Weekly and before that a Morden-Winkler area radio station.

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