CFGA Board of Directors

The Canadian Forage & Grassland Association’s board is comprised of: one representative from each of the Provincial Forage Councils/Organizations, one from the beef and dairy sector, and one from either the sheep or equine sector. As well, the Board will have one representative from the US Exporters and the Overseas Exporters.

Board of Directors (2013/2014)

Doug Wray (Chair)  – Alberta Forage Industry Network
Ray Robertson (Vice-Chair) – Ontario Forage Council
Christian Duschesneau
– Quebec Forage Council
Henry Nelson – Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association
Leanne Thompson – Saskatchewan Forage Council
Russ Mellow (Executive) – Wilbur-Ellis (representing the Overseas Exporters)
Darren Chapman – Chapman Farms (representing the U.S. Exporters & Domestic Marketers)
Doug Sawyer – (representing the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association)
Jack Kyle (Executive) – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food (representing Research & Technology Transfer)
David Wiens - Dairy Farmers of Canada
Garth Healey - BC Forage Council
Trevor Forbes – Soil & Crop Improvement Association of Nova Scotia
Chad Anderson – Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association

 Committees

(Mandates for Committees – PDF format)

Producer/User Committee

Bill Letondre – Beef & Forage Producer
Doug Wray (Chair of CFGA) – Alberta Forage & Industry Network
Kelly Williamson- Saskatchewan Forage Council
David Wiens – Dairy Farmers of Canada
Garth Healey – B.C. Forage Producers
John Agnew – Quebec Forage Producers
Sam Luckhardt – Ontario Forage Council
Lyndon Mansell – Alberta Forage Industry Network
Trevor Forbes – Soil and Crop Improvement Association of Nova Scotia
Pat Rutledge – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Brian Greaves – Sheep Industry
Deb Skeels – Grey Wooded Forage Association
Ian Murray – Cow-Calf, Backgrounder, Finisher

Forage Export and Domestic Development Committee

Darren Chapman – Chapman Farms, MB
Marc Lavoie – Enterprises Mackay, AB
Germain LeFebvre – Quebec Forage Council, Quebec
Ray Robertson – Ontario Forage Council, ON
Alexandre Beaulieu – Haybec, Quebec
Phil & Landon Friesen – Southman Alfalfa, MB
Chris Kletke – Kletke Farms, MB
Ed Shaw – IQ Forage, AB
Greg Sommerfeld – Elcan Forage, AB
Peter Ball – Green Prairie International, AB
Mike Faulkner – Rockwood, ON
Mike Henry – Jan-Star Farms, Tara, ON
Jake Heppner, Altona, MB
Garry Johnson – Owen Sound, ON
Andre Larocque – Glen Robertson, ON
Harold McCutcheon – Thorndale, ON
Don Rowntree – Georgetown, ON
Barrie Sigurdson  – Gimli, MB
Nick/Gale Teleglow – Ste. Anne, MB

Youming Zhao –Hamilton, ON                                             
Garth Healey – Abbottsford, BC

Research and Extension Committee 2014

Jack Kyle (Chair) – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Robert Berthiaume (Vice Chair) – Valacta
Leanne Thompson  (Secretary) – Saskatchewan Forage Council
Bill Thomas – Agrapoint
Kerry LaForge – AAFC, Saskatchewan
Mike Schellenberg – AAFC, Saskatchewan
Glenn Friesen – Manitoba Agriculture Food & Rural Development
Joel Bagg – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
Gilles Belanger – AAFC, Québec
Paul Jefferson – Western Beef Development Centre
Reynold Bergen – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Grant Lastiwka – Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development, CFGA/ACPF Research and Extension Committee
Mike Price – Government of New Brunswick

CFGA Environment Committee 2014     

Henry Nelson (Co-chair) – Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association
Chad Anderson (Co-chair) – Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association
Bill Letondre – Pickseed Canada Inc.
Fawn Jackson – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Glenn Friesen – Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development
Guy Seguin – Dairy Farmers of Canada
Joan McKinley – Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Karen Clark – Dairy Famers of Canada
Kerry LaForge – Agri-Environment Services Branch, AAFC
Peg Strankman – Barbwire Consulting
Ken Ziegler – Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Grant Lastiwka – Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Geneve Jasper – BC Ministry of Agriculture

For more information please contact:

Ron Pidskalny, CFGA Executive Director
11312 – 57 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 0Z9
E-mail
Ph: (780) 430-3020

Corie Arbuckle, Communications Manager
Ph: (204) 254-4192
E-mail

Chris Yuzdepski
Financial Officer
E-mail

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Supporters

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the AgriMarketing Program

Strategic Partners

New Holland

leBulletin des agriculteurs

Canadian Cattlemen

Country Guide

Partners

Silver:

Forage Genetics International

Nutritional Feed Additives Inc.
Distributors COAST to COAST of Hay Preservatives
Harvest Tec
Equipment and Products for Quality Hay

PICKSEED Canada Inc.

Mapleseed

 

Contact Us

Please drop us a line or give us a call.

Canadian Forage & Grassland Association
Ron Pidskalny, CFGA Executive Director
11312 – 57 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T6H 0Z9
E-mail
Ph: (780) 430-3020