New Chair Of Alberta Barley Is Jason Lenz

The new Chair of Alberta Barley is the region three director. Jason Lenz - who farms near Bentley - was unanimously elected at a board meeting in December.

Jason Lenz has been a director with Alberta Barley for the past three years, was a delegate for the four years before that and he says each director is allowed to do two three year terms.
 
 
He has been around a little bit, knows the industry pretty well and has gotten to know their staff as well as the directors.
 
 
Lenz says Alberta Barley consistently represents right around 11,000 producers and they have been around for 25 years as an organization.
 
 
He says market development was a focus for Alberta Barley in 2016.
 
 
Definitely some of the provincial legislation is one of the areas their policy team has been working on quite a bit, according to Lenz.
 
 
The board of directors for Alberta Barley has nine members - there are six region directors, plus three at-large directors.

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