Sept. 1, 2022 (Carman, MB) – Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) is now accepting nominations from farmer members to serve as delegates on its four crop committees.
“We continue to put our members first and strive to improve the competitiveness of all the crops we represent,” says MCA CEO Pam de Rocquigny.
“As part of our mandate, MCA aims to strengthen the member value of Manitoba’s commodity organizations. By joining a committee, farmer members get a say in how their check-off dollars are best invested.”
MCA delegates will work towards strengthening the mandate of research, agronomy, market development and access, and communication and advocacy initiatives within each of the four crop committees: corn, flax, sunflower, and wheat and barley.
“Our goal is to improve all aspects of crop production and market development,” says de Rocquigny. “As a farmer-driven operation, we are committed to building new connections that offer valuable knowledge and perspectives. It’s an exciting time to get involved, and we look forward to adding some new faces to our committees.”
MCA delegates will develop crop-specific recommendations for research, market development and communications initiatives. They will also have the opportunity for involvement in MCA’s innovative Whole Farm Research Program, a cross-commodity approach to research that addresses the needs of diverse cropping systems across Manitoba.
In addition, serving as a delegate provides a valuable chance to learn more about the Manitoba agriculture industry and the important role farmers play in guiding the industry’s direction.
The nomination period will close at 4:30 p.m. CDT on Oct. 30, 2022. For more information on the nomination or election process – including eligibility requirements, responsibilities of a delegate, time requirements and how to submit a nomination form – visit our website or contact us by email at email@example.com or phone at 204-745-6661.
For more information, please contact:
Pam de Rocquigny
Chief Executive Officer
About Manitoba Crop Alliance:
Manitoba Crop Alliance is a non-profit organization established Aug. 1, 2020, representing over 7,800 farmer-members. Manitoba Crop Alliance puts their farmer-members first and strives to continuously improve the competitiveness and profitability of all crops represented by the organization by focusing on four main areas: research, agronomy, market access and development, and communications. It is through investment in these key areas that Manitoba Crop Alliance can ensure wheat, barley, corn, sunflower and flax are sustainable production choices for Manitoba farmers. For more information, visit mbcropalliance.ca.