Sask Wheat holds elections every two years. The first Director election was in 2013, when all seven positions were elected.
Sask Wheat accepting director nominations
The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is currently seeking nominations for three (3) positions on the Board of Directors. The producer-elected-and-directed Board ensures producers have the resources, leadership and provincial, national and international representation to strengthen Saskatchewan’s competitive advantage and makes certain that producers’ interests are protected.
To be eligible to sit on the Board, you must be a registered wheat producer. A registered producer means any producer who has had a Sask Wheat check-off deducted since August 1, 2017 and has not requested or received a refund of check-off in the last fiscal year (August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019).
Director responsibilities include:
Supervising the business of Sask Wheat including oversight of management, providing strategic direction, and ensuring effective governance of the organization.
Attending meetings approximately 8-10 times per year and attending conference calls as required.
Representing Sask Wheat at other meetings and events throughout the year.
Nomination forms can be found on the Commission’s website and will be available in the June 2019 newsletter, or you can request one by calling 306-653-7932. Nomination forms must be signed by two (2) or more registered wheat growers. If the registered grower is a corporation, partnership or other legal entity, it can designate a representative to hold office. A proper form of designation (available online or from the Returning Officer) must accompany the nomination form for every director nominee or director nominator of a corporation, partnership or other legal entity.
Completed forms including candidate bios and photos should be mailed, faxed, emailed or delivered to:
Returning Officer – Levy Central Fax: 306-975-6850
2335 Schuyler Street Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N1
All nominations must be received no later than 4:00pm CST on September 13, 2019.
Click the links below to download the Sask Wheat Director nomination form and designated representative appointment form.
Please direct any questions related to elections to Returning Officer Ann Smith at 306-975-6853.
Questions related to the Commission, the Regulations governing formation of the same, or the collection of the check-off, should be directed to Harvey Brooks, Sask Wheat General Manager at (306) 653-7932.
Voting Process and Results
If a vote is required, ballots will be mailed out to all Saskatchewan wheat producers in late October. An electronic voting option will also be available. Election results will be announced in December and officially presented at the Sask Wheat AGM in January 2020.
Wheat Producers on the Board of Directors
Four of the Directors were elected to four-year terms, while three of the Directors were elected to temporary two-year terms to allow for the election cycle to be installed. Those three director positions were up for election in 2015 and all of the Director positions are now four-year terms.
The Sask Wheat Director elections are run according to The Wheat Development Plan Regulations of The Agri-Food Act, 2004. The Regulations determine who is eligible to run for office, who is eligible to vote, the requirements for a returning officer and the conduct of the elections.