MPSG Board of Directors

Kyle Friesen - Chair

Altona, MB
Joined board in 2010
Grows edible beans and soybeans

Jason Voth - Vice-Chair

Altona, MB
Joined board in 2011
Grows edible beans, soybeans and peas

Ben Martens

Boissevain, MB
Joined board in 2014
Grows edible beans

Frank Prince

Waskada, MB
Joined board in 2013
Grows soybeans

Joni Sawatzky

Altona, MB
Joined board in 2011
Grows edible beans and soybeans

Andy Scheurer

Dugald, MB
Joined board in 2014
Grows soybeans

Ernie Sirski

Dauphin, MB
Joined board in 2014
Grows soybeans

Albert Turski

La Salle, MB
Joined board in 2009
Grows soybeans

Rick Vaags

Dugald, MB
Joined board in 2011
Grows soybeans

MPSG 2015 Committees

*The first named is chairman

  • Executive – K. Friesen, J. Voth, E. Sirski, F. Labelle
  • Governance H/R – E. Sirski, F. Prince, F. Labelle
  • Finance/Audit – J. Voth, R. Vaags,  F. Labelle, S. Robinson
  • Resolutions – A. Scheurer, B. Martens, A. Turski
  • Nominations – A. Scheurer, B. Martens, A. Turski
  • Communications/Member Relations/Market Development – E. Sirski, R. Vaags, K. Friesen, A. Scheurer, F. Labelle, R. Lewko, K. Podolsky, S. Robinson
  • Research – J. Voth, A. Turski, B. Martens, F. Prince, F. Labelle, K. Podolsky, L. Grenkow, W. Voogt and industry advisors

Sub-Committees

  • Peas, Faba beans, Lentils & Chickpeas – B. Martens, F. Prince, D. Lange. B. Conner, Y. Lawley, F. Labelle, K. Podolsky, L. Grenkow
  • Edible Bean – J. Voth, B. Martens, J. Sawatzky, D. Lange, A. Hou, Y. Lawley, B. Conner, F. Labelle, K. Podolsky, L. Grenkow
  • Soybean – A. Turski, F. Prince, R. Vaags,  J. Sawatzky,  A. Scheurer, D. Lange, A. Hou, Y. Lawley, F. Labelle, K. Podolsky, L. Grenkow

 

MPSG 2015 Representatives

  • Canadian Grain Commission Pulse Sub-Committee– F. Labelle
  • Grain Growers of Canada: K. Friesen, R. Vaags (alt), A. Turski (alt)
  • Keystone Agricultural Producers – R. Vaags,  K. Friesen, F. Labelle
    – General Council: F. Labelle
    – Pulse/Oilseed Sub Committee: F. Labelle
    – Commodity Group: R. Vaags, K. Friesen
  • MCVET – J. Sawatzky, D. Lange (adv)
  • PGDC/PRCPSC – J. Sawatzky, B. Martens (alt), D. Lange (adv)
  • Pulse Canada – R. Vaags, F. Prince (alt), F. Labelle (adv)
  • Sustainability – F. Prince
  • Soy Canada -E. Sirski
  • Western Canadian Pulse Growers Association
    WGRF – D’Arcy Hilgartner (APG)
    – CGC Western Grain Standards Committee – E. Sirski

 

Are you Interested in becoming a Director?

MPSG is looking for engaged farmers who have a passion for pulse and soybean production to join our board of directors!

If you:

  • Understand and have an interest in the pulse and soybean industry in Manitoba
  • Have a willingness to provide value, input and direction to the pulse and soybean industry
  • Have an interest in pulse and soybean production and research, markets and policy, and outreach
  • Want to gain valuable experience and network with like-minded individuals

Then we’d love to have you join our board of directors! Please contact a current director or MPSG staff to find out more.

All pulse and soybean farmers who are members in good standing with MPSG are eligible to become directors.