The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is looking for four new directors to serve on their board. Directors serve a three-year term, and must be canola producers.

To be considered an eligible canola producer, you to have paid a service charge to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2015.

Greg Sears, Chair of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, says being a director has been a great opportunity, and he would encourage anyone with time to give back to the farming community to become one.

"The responsibilities are primarily to help direct the organizations strategy, ensure producer funds are managed appropriately, and also to represent agriculture to broader audiences such as the government, the urban public, or other stakeholders."

Sears says, being a director takes up a minimum of 12-15 days a year with meetings, conferences, and special events. Being a director will also give you a chance to be a advocate for the industry.

"We are at a point in time where agriculture needs strong voices to represent the interests with the greater public. It's important that were able to communicate with the urban public and those that make policies which affect us."

Directors are needed in regions 2, 5, 8 and 11.

Region 5 is North of Edmonton and includes Sturgeon County, Region 8 surrounds Calgary and includes the M.D. of Foothills, and Region 11 is East of Red Deer and includes the County of Camrose and Stettler.

All directors running must be nominated by October 31, 2017.

For more information, you can visit their website.

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