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Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan elects new executive

Mar-31-2017

(SASKATOON, SK) Erwin Hanley has been elected as the new Chairman of Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan's Board of Directors, the organization of farm families, agribusinesses, processors, retailers and others who focus on answering consumer questions about food and farming.

"I want to thank the Board for their confidence in me," Hanley said. "I look forward to continuing our work to help build public trust in food production in our province." Hanley went on to thank Mr. Shannon Meyers, the past Chairman, for his leadership over the last two years.

Erwin Hanley is a current director and past Chairman of the Board of the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission and farms near Regina, SK.

Also elected were Henry Van Ee as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Lane Stockbrugger as Chairman of the Finance Committee.

Henry Van Ee, who is also Chairman of the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, raises broiler chickens on his farm in the Saskatoon area. Lane Stockbrugger is Vice-Chairman of the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission and farms with his family near Englefield, SK.

The new executive was elected at the Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan spring Board of Directors meeting in Saskatoon on March 30.

For more information, contact:

Erwin Hanley
Chairman, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
(306) 586-4509  | ehanley@sasktel.net
Twitter: @FarmFoodCareSK
Web: farmfoodcaresk.org

Clinton Monchuk
Executive Director, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
306.477.FOOD (3663)  |  office@farmfoodcaresk.org
Twitter: @FarmFoodCareSK
Web: farmfoodcaresk.org

BACKGROUNDER
Today, less than 3% of Canadians have a direct connection to the farm, which is one reason why so many have questions about how their food is produced. Farm & Food Care runs several programs to help address these consumer questions and inspire more confidence in our farmers and in Saskatchewan-grown foods. To learn more, follow us online @FarmFoodCareSK or join us at an event such as the Chef's Series at Taste of Saskatchewan this summer. Or let us put you in touch with a farmer so you can ask them directly about the food on your table!