2017 Alberta Seed Growers AGM Agenda
88th Annual General Meeting Agenda
Alberta Seed Growers, British Columbia Branch of Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, and seed industry participants
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Registration
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Champions for Alberta’s Agriculture Industry
Alberta Seed Growers board presentation on the future direction and activities of the ASG
Spencer Graling – 2016 Senior Champion of the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Reception, Registration & Exhibits Open
6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Banquet International Year of Pulses in Review: Allison Ammeter
Keynote Address: Graham Sherman
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Exhibits Open
Concurrent Alberta /British Columbia AGM Business Meetings
8:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m. Alberta Seed Growers: Business Meeting
Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Welcome Address: Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
President’s Address: Glenn Logan
Disposition of Annual Minutes
Appointment of Nominations Committee: Don Sendziak
Appointment of Resolutions Committee: Ward Oatway
Appointment of Auditor
Disposition of Resolutions
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. British Columbia Branch CSGA Annual General Meeting
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Alberta Seed Guide and seed.ab.ca Report
Shawn Brook, Issues Ink
9:30 a.m.–10:10 a.m. Plant the Seed to Farm Safety
Donna Trottier, Alberta Wheat Commission
10:10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits Open
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CSGA Report
President remarks – Kevin Runnalls, CSGA
National Committee Updates – Richard Stamp & Ron Markert, ASG-National Directors
Vision for the Future – Shawn Brook, Issues Ink
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Breeding and Commercialization Possibilities of Pulses from CDC
Dr. Kofi Agblor
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Alberta Seed Quality
Crystal Dentman, President CSAAC, BioVision Seed Labs
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Canadian Seed Institute Update
Danielle Fletcher, CSI Western Canada Representative
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Your real cost of seed production
Richard Stamp, ASG – National Director
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Managing Wheat on a Cultivar Basis
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break & Exhibits Open
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Alberta Seed Growers – Members-Only Session:
Call for Nominations
Election of Directors
(ASG Board Meeting)
NOTE: Agenda subject to changes prior to event.
Download pdf: 2017 ASG AGM Agenda
NOTICE of the 88th Annual General Meeting
January 29-30, 2017, Westin, 10135-100th Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Members of the Alberta Seed Growers will receive a complimentary registration for the 2017 annual meeting. Registration fee for non-members and guests is $145 (plus fees + GST). An extra banquet ticket may also be purchased to attend the reception and awards banquet only for $70 (plus fees + GST). Pre-registration is required.
To register for 2017 ASG Annual General Meeting, extra banquet tickets, and to request Westin Edmonton accommodation (limited to ASGA members only), click here.
NOTE: members must use the promotional code: member before pressing ‘Checkout’. On-line payment includes: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques will be accepted at the door.
Your 2017 ASG Annual General Meeting registration includes:
- Sunday afternoon session
- Sunday evening awards banquet
- Monday breakfast and lunch
- Monday’s Annual General Meeting and speaker session
- Women’s Program: Complimentary spa service
- Member Option – hotel reservation (Limited number of rooms available until January 4th, 2017)
Resolutions are due by January 23, 2016. To submit a resolution use the online form. Resolutions will be discussed, debated and voted on at the ASG AGM January 30, 2016.
2016 Resolution Chair:
Clive, AB T0C 0Y0
Shout Out for Director Nominations!
- Passionate and excited about the future of our seed industry
- Resourceful in areas of governance, policy, finance, communication, marketing, research
- Creative, thoughtful, and understanding when it comes to capitalizing on opportunities and discussing challenges facing our seed industry
- Eager to expand your networking opportunities, enhance leadership skills, capture those “lightbulb” moments
If YES, we would love to have you join us on the ASG board of directors!! For further information please contact Don Sendziak, Chair of the Nominations Committee.
2015 Nominations Chair
1024-112A St. NW
Edmonton, AB T6J 6S1
The term of office of the provincial directors shall be two years with one half of the directors retiring each year and retiring directors are eligible for re-election.
The term of office of the National Director shall be two years. The Alberta National Grower Directors shall be elected in alternating years at the Annual General Meeting. A director position may be filled for a one year term to establish alternating terms. Retiring directors shall be eligible for re-election.
2017 AGM Resolution Deadline
The resolution deadline is Monday, January 23, 2017.
A resolution is a formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly.
Resolutions are submitted to the ASG Annual General Meeting. Resolutions are advisory-only.
The Board decides what action, if any, it will take on resolutions approved at the annual general meeting (AGM). The subject matter of the resolution should:
Fall within the scope of ASG’s mandate; and
Not be currently under considerations by the Board
Reminder: Resolutions can also be submitted directly to the Board anytime during the year.
Drafting a Resolution
A resolution is composed of:
- Whereas Clauses: Describes the issue; leads logically to the “Resolved” clauses. Tip: You may prefer to provide background information and no “Whereas” clauses.
- Resolved Clauses: Describes the action proposed or recommendation. There can be more than one “Resolved” clause, but they should be limited to items of significance.
- Background Information:Include a description of the issue; a statement outlining how the resolution would change the issue; the rationale for the proposed course of action.
Tip: Can be used to supplement the “Whereas” clause.
Presenting a Resolution
The resolution contact person (or designate) presents the resolution at the AGM. After the resolution has been presented, it becomes the property of the assembly. At that point, an amendment to your resolution may be put forward. The assembly votes on whether to adopt the amendment or not.
Resolution Submission Form
Please use the resolution form below to submit your resolution for the 2017 AGM.
Save the Date: 2017 Alberta Seed Growers AGM
Westin Edmonton, January 29-30, 2017
The Board of Directors invite you to attend the 2017 ASG AGM. This industry-renowned event offers informative speakers, networking opportunities, and the chance to get up close and personal with the Alberta Seed Growers’ board of directors. Join us and participate in shaping the future of the seed industry!
This event will kick off on Sunday, January 29 with “Champions of Alberta’s Agriculture Industry” followed by a reception, awards banquet and banquet speaker. We will be releasing an agenda soon outlining the sessions and speakers for the AGM, Monday, January 30.
Hotel accommodation at the Westin Edmonton will be booked on a first come first serve basis and will fill up quickly. The room block closes on January 4, 2017. Registration will be on-line this year, you will receive a link in the next ASG newsletter.