WCWGA elects new chair

New Western Canadian Wheat Growers chair Daryl Fransoo (right) with Grain Growers of Canada chair Jeff Nielsen.

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) has elected a new chair.

Daryl Fransoo, who farms near Glaslyn, Sask., was chosen at the most recent Wheat Growers’ board meeting. He replaces Jim Wickett of Rosetown, Sask.

Fransoo (pictured above right) farms with his father, growing spring and soft white wheat, malt barley, canola, multiple varieties of peas and lentils, and oats. His family also owned and operated a pulse processing and exporting business in Saskatchewan.

“I am honoured to have the support of the Board of Directors to move into the role of chair. The Wheat Growers have been advocates of strong agricultural policy for 50 years and the future looks strong for us,” says Fransoo.

“I would like to thank outgoing chair, Jim Wickett for his years of service to the Wheat Growers as chair. I’m pleased that Jim is remaining on the board to share his experience, insights, and expertise with us. He remains a valuable source of information to the Board and myself,” he says.

The Wheat Growers’ annual convention was supposed to be held on March 17th and 18th in Regina, Sask., but was postponed due to COVID-19.

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