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New directors named to Alberta’s AFSC

Two well-known Alberta farm leaders have been appointed to the board of the province’s ag financing, insurance and funding agency.

Grain and oilseed grower Mel McNaughton and beef and grain producer Darcy Davis have each been named by Ag Minister George Groeneveld to three-year terms on the 12-member board of the Agricultural Financial Services Corp. (AFSC), effective July 30.

Davis, who farms at Acme, about 80 km northeast of Calgary, has previously served as a director of the Canadian Cattlemens’ Association, a board member of the Alberta Cattle Commission and a chairman of Alberta Beef Producers.

McNaughton, who farms at Rumsey, about 120 km southeast of Red Deer, was previously a board member of Alberta Wheat Pool, and later a vice-president with Agricore United. AU, a combination of the Manitoba and Alberta pools and fellow Prairie pool UGG, has since merged with Saskatchewan Wheat Pool into Viterra.

“The experience that McNaughton and Davis have in agriculture, policy, and industry will serve to advance the goals of Alberta producers, agri-businesses and rural development in Alberta,” the provincial government said in a release Friday.

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