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Albertans named to Agricultural Products Marketing Council

posted May 8, 2012, 8:10 PM by Action for Agriculture   [ updated May 8, 2012, 8:11 PM ]
December 2, 2010 Edmonton... The Alberta government has appointed a new chair, vice-chair and council member to the Agricultural Products Marketing Council.

Doris Ludlage (chair), Kenton Ziegler (vice-chair) and Teri McKinnon (council member) all bring considerable industry knowledge and talent to the marketing council.

"The addition of Teri and the appointments of Doris and Kenton will enhance the council's ability to provide support and oversight to the 21 agricultural boards and commissions in the province," said Jack Hayden, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. "I know these members are looking forward to their new roles as government looks to increase market access both domestically and internationally for all agricultural products."

Each brings extensive agriculture experience spanning many years of working within the agriculture industry. Ludlage, whose family are pork and grain producers near Elk Point, has been acting chair with the council for the past eight months.

McKinnon brings a wealth of experience through her representation on numerous boards, including the Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta and the Calgary Stampede. She and her family operate a custom feedlot and grain operation near Carseland.

Zeigler, a grain and oilseed producer from Beiseker, is a member of the council and is being appointed as vice-chair, replacing the position previously held by Ludlage.

"I want to thank Doris for her hard work and dedication as acting council chair, a role she's held since February 2010," added Hayden. "I know she will serve us well in this permanent role."

The Agricultural Products Marketing Council advises Alberta's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on matters related to the establishment, operation and management of the 21 boards and commissions established under the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.

The Alberta government has a clear plan for a strong economic recovery. An important part of The Way Forward is maintaining support for programs and services Albertans need most, such as health care, education and safe and vibrant communities. For more information on the plan visit Alberta.ca.
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