There’s a new chair at the Western Grains Research Foundation.
Radisson, Saskatchewan farmer Laura Reiter was elected to the post at the first meeting of the new board following the organization’s 2023 annual general meeting.
Reiter is a producer and trained agrologist who has spent time working in research and in the agriculture retail sector.
She’s also a familiar face in Saskatchewan agriculture, having served as a board member, and later as chair, of Sask Wheat.
Kevin Auch of Carmangay, Alberta. was re-elected vice-chair.
WGRF is the largest producer-led funder of field crop research in Canada.
Since 1981, WGRF has funded more than $229 million of research in field crops of interest to western Canadian farmers.