The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) has a new president.

Bernie McClean, a farmer from Glaslyn, Saskatchewan, was named as the organization's new President during its annual general meeting, held in Winnipeg on February 28. Also new to the board are Hubert Beaudry, representing Ontario Canola Growers Association, and Andre Harpe, representing Alberta Canola.

"Our entire board thanks Jack Froese (Winkler) for the leadership and commitment that he has shown CCGA and canola farmers during his two-year term as President," said McClean. "We also thank Craig Reid from Ontario and Dale Uglem from Alberta for their contributions to the CCGA board during their time as directors."

CCGA's 10 board members represent five provincial canola organizations:

President – Bernie McClean (SaskCanola)
Vice-President – Mike Ammeter (Alberta Canola)
Secretary – Clayton Harder (Manitoba Canola Growers Association)
Treasurer – Gerry Hertz (SaskCanola)
Director – Andre Harpe (Alberta Canola)
Director – Denis Guindon (Alberta Canola)
Director – Doyle Wiebe (SaskCanola)
Director – Hubert Beaudry (Ontario Canola Growers Association)
Director – Jack Froese, (Manitoba Canola Growers Association)
Director – Robert Vander Linden (B.C. Grain Producers Association)

CCGA represents more than 43,000 canola farmers.

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