Sask Wheat GM retiring after seven years in position

After seven years at the helm, Sask Wheat Development Commission General Manager, Dr. Harvey Brooks, is retiring.

Brooks has led the organization from its development stages to becoming a major research funder in the province.

Brooks says it’s time for him to retire as he’s done everything, he set out to do.

“I’ve accomplished, essentially, all of the major goals that I wanted to accomplish at Sask Wheat, and I’m leaving behind an extremely strong team,” said Brooks. “It’s time to spend more time with my family, and travel, and a few other things, so this will be a full retirement, I’m not leaving to pursue other professional endeavors.”

While accomplishing several big things during his tenure, Brooks says his proudest achievement was the establishment of the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition.

“That brought together the research efforts of all western Canadian wheat producers into one funding body to fun more regional and national wheat research,” said Brooks. “So that has been working fairly well, and it’s been extremely important for us.”

Brooks says he leaves the organization in a very good position as they head into the future.

“It’s got a very active board, an engaged board, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and talented, so we’re leaving a good compliment of people there,” said Brooks. “And the producer support for the efforts of Sask Wheat continues to be very strong, and I think the future is very bright.”

Brooks will stay on until mid-October to allow for a smooth transition with the next GM. Anyone interested in the position can find out more information here.

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