Chicken Farmers of Canada has announced the election of its 2021 executive committee.
Awards recipients were presented during the recent SaskOrganics annual general meeting.
The SaskOrganics’ membership and directors elected officers: Garry Johnson, as president, Marion Leniczek as vice-president, Michele Cruise-Pratchler as treasurer and Hélène Tremblay-Boyko as secretary.
Johnson manages an organic farm north of Swift Current.
Leniczek from Lemburg represent several fields such as accounts payable and receivable, and assistant manager for Lily and Rose seed processors in Lemburg.
Crusie-Pratchler of Nokomis has 20 years of certified organic farming operation focused on cereal production, as well as a chartered professional accountant.
Tremblay-Boyko from Canora has a mixed grain and beef operation.
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council announced an updated recycling database.
Saskatchewan residents now can enter their community and what they want to recycle and get a list of options, including a map of the locations and details on what else is accepted.
In 2020, the current database accessed more than 89,000 searches.
Further plans to enhance the database will give consumers options to keep products in use longer by fixing them or giving them away.
Saskatchewan businesses, organizations, or individuals who accepts used items for donation or who are available to repair broken items can contact email@example.com to be listed in the database at no cost.
John de Bruyn, a producer from Oxford County, is the incoming chair for the Ontario Pork board of directors. Arno Schober, a producer from Simcoe County, is vice-chair.
De Bruyn previously served as vice-chair, and has been instrumental in securing support for a new research barn. Schober previously served as chair of the research committee.
Former board chair Eric Schwindt will remain as a director.
Oliver Haan from the Marysville area recently completed his term after serving as a director for 15 years.
Bruce Hudson, a pork producer and delegate from the Ottawa Valley, was acclaimed as a new board member representing Zone 4.
Other board members include Doug Ahrens, Chris Cossitt, Mike Mitchell, Maaike Campbell and Tara Terpstra.
Champions of animal care in Alberta were honoured with awards of distinction at the recent Livestock Care Conference, hosted by Alberta Farm Animal Care.
She is an owner-operator of a cattle feeding business, as well as an executive member for Alberta Cattle Feeders and Alberta’s Economic Recovery Council.
Farm operators are using social media platforms to promote agricultural interests and stories, and have created virtual and in-person farm tours to connect with consumers.
Solinftec, a digital technologies company founded in Brazil, has recently established operations in Saskatoon.
The company said it expanded to Saskatchewan because it’s the largest agricultural production region in Canada and Saskatoon is near many prominent farm operations, including the University of Saskatchewan and Ag-West Bio.