Prairie Oat Growers Association announces new president

The Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) announced Wednesday morning Jenneth Johanson is taking over the role as president.

Johanson, calls Lac de Bonnet, Manitoba, home and began her term on the POGA board in 2016. On top of regular board duties, she has participated in the federal delegation to China twice and also sits on the Prairie Grains Development Committee (PGDC) on behalf of POGA.

Johanson is accepting the position from the previous president, Art Enns who’s had the position since 2013.

“I will do my best to continue the excellent work POGA has been doing and will work hard to fill the large shoes Art has left as president,” shares Johanson, adding “I am honored to be the new president of POGA.”

Some of Enns’ more memorable work during his term as president include attending missions to Mexico for four straight years which secured nearly 100 per cent of Canada’s Oat Exports, being a key leader on the Ottawa Policy missions, and sitting on the Crop Logistics Working Group on behalf of POGA. He had an active voice at key meetings across Western Canada.

“The strides POGA has made would not have been possible without Art’s continued dedication and perseverance,” explains Shawna Mathieson, POGA Executive Director. “We wish to thank Art for all his has done, and continues to do, on behalf of oat growers.”

Enns’ will continue to sit on the POGA board throughout the leadership change.

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