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Announcing new Executive Director of Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan

Aug-19-2016

(SASKATOON, SK) Today, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) is pleased to announce that Clinton Monchuk, current CEO of Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, has accepted the position of Executive Director for the organization tasked with promoting awareness of the province’s agriculture industry. He is scheduled to begin October 1st, 2016.

FFC SK is a non-profit group that seeks to build confidence in Saskatchewan food production – to let consumers know that the food we produce is healthy, safe and responsibly grown; that farmers and ranchers are innovative, technologically advanced and care deeply about the animals and land they work with. With less than 2% of Canadians having a direct link to the farm, concerted consumer outreach is more important than ever. “We need to share what we do, how we do it and why it matters to all of us in a language and in ways that consumers can understand and appreciate.” says Shannon Meyers, Chair of the FFC SK Board, “Clinton has a contagious passion for agriculture and will do an exceptional job of spreading that message.”

Monchuk grew up outside of Lanigan, SK on a family dairy, beef and grain farm. In 2000 he received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, with a major in Agricultural Economics, and went on to complete his Master’s in Business Administration in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. Clinton’s long, successful career has taken him to Guadalajara, Mexico, Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON, in the fields of agricultural research, education, advocacy and policy development. Since 2007 he served as CEO of the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan and participated in multiple boards and community initiatives. Clinton and his wife Laura, along with their children Jackson and Katelyn, continue to be active partners on their family farms.

“Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is an organization I have supported since its launch two years ago and I am very excited to be assuming the role of Executive Director,” states Monchuk.

In May 2016, Adele Buettner, current head of FFC SK and Principal of AgriBiz Communications Corp (est. 1993), which serves as the management team for FFC SK, announced that she will be stepping back as lead and her company would return to its core business model, which is to provide leadership, project and communications management in the agriculture sector.

For more information, contact:
Shannon Meyers
Chair, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
smeyers@fastgenetics.com