WGRF Elects Executive and Committee Members

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) Board of Directors elected a new Chair, Vice-Chair and Committee Members at its Board Meeting on July 23, 2020.

Dr. Keith Degenhardt was elected as the Chair and Stewart Wells was elected as the Vice-Chair. Keith has a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Saskatchewan. He and his family operate a mixed cattle and seed farm at Hughenden Alberta. Stewart has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and operates a third-generation family farm in southwest Saskatchewan.

The following Directors were also elected to positions on WGRF Committees:

Executive Committee: Keith Degenhardt, Stewart Wells, Greg Sundquist, Jill Verwey, Terry Young,

Research Committee: Terry James (Chair), Bruce Dalgarno, Greg Sundquist, Kenton Possberg, Malcom Odermatt, Terry Young

Governance Committee: Jason Skotheim (Chair), Jill Verwey, Stewart Wells, Terry James, Wade Hainstock

Investment Committee: Bob Rugg (Chair), Bill Gehl, Jason Skotheim, Mark Akins,

“I would like to thank Board members for getting involved in the Committee structure of WGRF,” said Degenhardt. “I would also like to acknowledge Terry Young for his leadership as Board Chair over the last two years. WGRF has built a reputation over the years, through its dedicated Directors and staff, as a long term reliable source to fund first class agricultural research. I look forward to helping WGRF continue its mission of producers directing investments into crop research to benefit western Canadian grain farmers.“