A process which began last January to ensure the Grain Growers of Canada are truly the united voice of Canada's grain farmers was recently completed. The organization's new governance structure has been unveiled following a strategic review.
The Grain Growers of Canada launched its strategic plan around this time last year and it has now been completed following the announcement of the new chair and board of directors.
Jeff Nielsen - a farmer from the Olds area - was elected as chairman for the GGC. Nielsen is pleased to be part of the rejuvenated organization.
According to Nielsen, there was a desire to seek new members in their review. He says they have 3 new members with the GGC: Grain Farmers of Ontario, Quebec Grain Producers, and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association.
Nielsen notes they have build a strong framework for an organization that will be a strong voice for farmers in Ottawa.
He discusses some of the notable accomplishments for the GGC this year.
Another 2018 highlight for the Grain Growers of Canada was the new federal transportation act.