2017 Alberta Seed Growers AGM Agenda


2017 Alberta Seed Growers AGM Agenda

88th Annual General Meeting Agenda

Westin Edmonton

Welcome to:

Alberta Seed Growers, British Columbia Branch of Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, and seed industry participants



     Devonian Room

     2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Registration


     Devonian Room

     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


     North Foyer

     6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Reception, Registration & Exhibits Open


     Manitoba/Saskatchewan Room

     6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Banquet International Year of Pulses in Review: Allison Ammeter

     Keynote Address: Graham Sherman



     Manitoba/Saskatchewan Room

     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

               Auditor’s Report

               Appointment of Auditor


               Disposition of Resolutions


     Director’s Room

     8:00 – 10:00 a.m. British Columbia Branch CSGA Annual General Meeting


     Manitoba/Saskatchewan Room

     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

     Sheri Strydhorst


     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

               Open Forum



               (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:

Ward Oatway


Clive, AB T0C 0Y0

(403) 784-3001



Shout Out for Director Nominations!

Are you…

  • 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

Don Sendziak

1024-112A St. NW

Edmonton, AB T6J 6S1

(780) 434-1322


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 A​GM Resolution Deadline

The resolution deadline is Monday, January 23, 2017.

About Resolutions

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:

  1. Whereas Clauses: Describes the issue; leads logically to the “Resolved” clauses. Tip: You may prefer to provide background information and no “​Whereas” clauses.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Presentations Now Available from the ASG 2016 AGM

Thank you to all the speakers and and participants of the ASG 2016 AGM.

To view our 2016 AGM Report click here.

To view the presentations from our AGM click here.