Manitoba Crop Alliance Welcomes New Board Of Directors


Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 (Carman, MB) – Effective immediately after the conclusion of the Manitoba Crop Alliance’s (MCA) 2022 annual general meeting, there will be a few new faces representing Manitoba farmers at a provincial and national level.

Today MCA officially introduced its 2022 board of directors, including three new members: Carl Bangert (Beausejour), RauriQually, (Dacotah) and Boris Michaleski (Ashville). Bangertis an existing delegate of the Corn Committee, while Qually and Michaleski are delegates of the Wheat and Barley Committee.

The new directors join eight returning directors, including:

  • Jonothan Hodson (Lenore) – Corn Committee
  • Warren McCutcheon (Carman) – Corn Committee
  • Gregg Fotheringham (Reston) – Sunflower Committee
  • Mark McDonald (Virden) – Sunflower Committee
  • Eric Fridfinnson (Arborg) – Flax Committee
  • Nick Matheson (Stonewall) – Flax Committee
  • Robert Misko (Roblin) – Wheat and Barley Committee
  • Ryan Hueging (Woodlands) – Wheat and Barley Committee

Each of the new directors were elected from their respective crop committees during meetings held in January. Together, the new board will be tasked with carrying out the organization’s 2022 strategic plan, revolving around a central goal of maximizing farmer levy dollars by investing in meaningful, independent research, valuable knowledge and targeted advocacy, says Chief Executive Officer Pam de Rocquigny.

“Our strategic plan features five objectives to meet our overall organizational goals, as well as a strong focus on meaningful and measurable goals,” she says. “Having a strong plan in place is the first step towards achieving real results for our farmers and I am excited to have a new board – including new faces, perspectives and areas of passion – in place to drive this plan forward. It’s going to be a great year for MCA and Manitoba farmers.”

The 2022 strategic plan is available here.