Sask Pork Announces 2017-19 Board of Directors and Executive
Sask Pork is pleased to announce its 2017-19 Board of Directors. Elected in October, the new Board was officially introduced at Sask Pork’s Annual General Meeting held December 19, 2017 in Saskatoon.
Board of Directors members are: John Beckton (Brock Stock Farm Ltd.); Curt Kowalchuk (Polar Pork Farms); Jay McGrath (Sinnett Pork Farm Ltd.); Casey Smit (Olymel); Toby Tschetter (Star City Farming); and Grant Wilson (Fast Genetics).
At the first meeting of the new Board held yesterday in Saskatoon, directors elected the 2018 Executive. Casey Smit was elected Chairman, Grant Wilson, Vice-Chair and John Beckton as Audit Chair.
“We will continue to build on the foundation set by the previous Board of Directors and capitalize on the growing demand and opportunities for high quality Canadian pork”, says Casey Smit, Sask Pork Chairman.
Neil Ketilson, Sask Pork General Manager added that “We look forward to working with the directors to continue to grow the Saskatchewan hog sector and help ensure our producers’ businesses remain profitable and sustainable.” We are grateful to our outgoing Board of Directors for their leadership and guidance over the past 6 years.”
Sask Pork represents the province’s hog farmers who market more than 2 million hogs annually. The pork industry is committed to being a preferred supplier of high quality, competitively priced pork products and swine genetics for the global marketplace.
Working on behalf of producers, the organization focuses on issues important to long term production and sustainability including on-farm food safety, animal care, swine research and environmental matters, product promotion and consumer education. Saskatchewan’s hog industry accounts for 1000+ direct and indirect jobs and contributes significantly to the local economy in both rural and urban areas.
For information on the pork industry in Saskatchewan visit www.saskpork.com.
For more information:
Casey Smit Chairman of SaskPork: email: firstname.lastname@example.org