The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission’s Board of Directors will consist of one new and 3 incumbent members, after a summer-long nomination period.
First-time director Cameron Reich will join returning directors Lesley Kelly, Jocelyn Velestuk, and Glenn Tait; Kelly, Velestuk and Tait will be continuing into their second terms.
Each director will serve a 4-year term commencing January 9th, 2024 following the SaskWheat Annual General Meeting.
Reich is a 4th generation grain farmer from Craik, is a part-time adjuster for the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.
Kelly farms with her family at Watrous, and runs the High Heels & Canola Fields blog where she dispels myths about agriculture and brings consumers and farmers together.
Velestuk is part owner of Velestuk Farms Inc., a mixed operation that she runs with her husband and his parents. She has worked as an agronomist and has a background in research, obtaining her master’s degree in soil science at the University of Saskatchewan.
Tait has been farming full-time since receiving his agriculture (crop science) degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985. He’s served in multiple organizations, inlcuding his R.M. council, APAS’ Crop Committee, and the National Farmers Union.
The four join sitting directors Brett Halstead, who serves as Board Chair, Jake Leguee, who serves as Vice-Chair, Scott Hepworth, and Rob Stone.