Alberta Seed Growers thank Glenn Logan, welcome new directors

(Lacombe, Alberta) June 5, 2017 – The Alberta Seed Growers (ASG) board of directors would like to extend a special thanks to past president Glenn Logan for his service to the organization, and welcome Tracy Niemela and Richard Hallett to the board as newly-elected directors.

Logan, who hails from Lomond, spent six years on the ASG board including two-year stints as president and vice-president. A select seed grower, he owns and manages Wheatcrest Farms Inc., a pedigreed seed multiplication farm and processing operation.

“Thanks to Alberta Seed Growers for the opportunity to serve as your President for the past two years,” said Logan. “Together with my board, we saw a 11 percent increase in membership, and a 44,000-acre increase in pedigreed inspected acres. We also initiated a process to review and update the regulations that govern the production of seed in Canada. I am so proud of the work we did, and look forward to an even brighter future for our industry.”

As outgoing president, Glenn Logan will remain on the executive as past-president for the next two years. The ASG board would also like to welcome it’s two newest members, Tracy Niemela and Richard Hallett.

Tracy and her husband Duane, work alongside her parents, Terry and Marilyn Niemela, and other family members to help run and manage Niemela’s Sandy Hill Seed Farm near Sylvan Lake.

“As a new board member, I am excited to learn more about the industry and help to improve the seed system so that it works for all Alberta growers,” said Niemela.

Richard Hallett runs Hallett’s Hay & Seed near Carstairs with his wife, Lacy, and his parents, Dale and Darlene.

“I am honoured to have this opportunity to represent our province’s world-class seed growers,” Hallett explained. “Thank you to the ASG members for their confidence in me.”

Niemela will serve a two-year term as director, while Hallett’s term will last one year.

About the Alberta Seed Growers

The ASG is one of seven branches of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association. Each branch has its own board that works at a provincial level but also has representation at the national level to communicate the sentiments of the provincial membership.

For more information, contact:

Kelly Chambers
Executive Director
c: 403-325-0081
e: kelly@seedalberta.ca