New chair and board members elected for canola council

Bradley named new chair at the organization’s annual meeting in Montreal

Former agriculture minister Gerry Ritz (centre) was presented with an Honorary Life Membership Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the canola industry by council president Jim Everson (l) and outgoing chair David Dzisiak.

Charlene Bradley has been elected the new chair of the board of directors for the Canola Council of Canada (CCC).

Bradley is vice-chair of SaskCanola. She succeeds David Dzisiak who finished his two-year term as chair and is stepping down from the board as a director.

Several new members were also appointed to the CCC board of directors:

  • Garth Hodges, BASF, nominated by life science companies;
  • Ryan Law, Bunge, nominated by the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association;
  • Brad Orr, Corteva Agri­science, nominated by life science companies.

Former federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz also picked up an Honorary Life Membership Award in recognition for his contributions to the industry. Ritz was widely known for working tirelessly to promote trade opportunities for Prairie farmers.

Curtis McRae, of St. Andrews, will continue to represent the Manitoba Canola Growers on the CCC board.

CCC directors are nominated by organizations representing growers, processors and exporters, as well as life science companies.

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