Presentation on theme: "12th Annual General Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
112th Annual General Meeting Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission12th Annual General Meeting
22009 Annual General Meeting Agenda Agenda Review/AdoptionMinutes of the SFDC Annual General Meeting January 7, 2008ReportsChair – Allen KuhlmannResearch – Bill RuskCommunication – Chris HaleMarket FacilitationFood – Allen KuhlmannFiber – Dave SeftonExecutive DirectorElection – Ron Rogal, Returning Officer
32009 Annual General Meeting Agenda Continued Financial ReportsAs at July 31, 2008 – Merv CulhamAppointment of Auditor – Gregor BeckBudget 2008/09 – Gregor BeckYear To Date – Gregor BeckAction Plan 2008/09 – Lyle SimonsonResolutions – Chris Hale/Bill RuskOther Business – Allen Kuhlmann
4Board of Directors Allen Kuhlmann, Chair Rouleau Lyle Simonson, Vice-ChairSwift CurrentChris HaleRouleauGregor BeckRouleauBill RuskNipawinDave SeftonBroadview
5Contract Staff & Advisors Alvin UlrichFiber SpecialistGordon Rowland, U of SMerv CulhamChartered AccountantLinda BraunExecutive DirectorLevy Central
6Organizations Allen Sat On The Prairie Recommending Committee for Oilseeds (PRCO) is responsible for the testing and evaluation of candidate cultivars of condiment mustard (Sinapis alba L., Brassica juncea Czern. and Coss. oriental and brown types) and flax (Linum usitatissimum L.), for registration in Canada.The mandate of the National Forum on Seed is "to facilitate broad consultation and consensus building on all proposals for seed policy or regulatory change."
7Research Winter Nursery Enhance Field Retting of Flax Straw with Low Cost Machinery
8Communications Flax Days/Flax Grower Newsletters/Web Site AgWest Bio/STEPAgriculture Council of SaskatchewanCanada Grains CouncilPrairie Grain Development CommitteeNational Forum on SeedWestern Grains Research FoundationFlax Council of Canada/Flax Canada 2015AmeriFlax
9Communications continued 62nd Flax Institute of the United StatesAgriculture in the ClassroomSaskatchewan 4-H FoundationOutstanding Young FarmersCanadian Western Agribition Flax ClassCrops of the ParklandConservation Learning CentreOther Saskatchewan Commodity Associations
13AEGP (Agri-Environmental Group Plan) ABIP (Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program)NBAB (National Biofibers Advisory Board)FAO Conference (International Conference on Flax and Other Bast Plants)Flax Canada 2015
14Maintain Registered Producer List Coordinate Levy Collection/Rebate ProcessBudgets, Apply for FundsExecute ProgramsEncourage Industry Cooperation & CollaborationNBAB, ABIP, Flax Canada 2015AEGP Effective Straw Management WorkshopFAO Flax & Other Bast Plants Conference
16Motion: To accept the July 31, 2008 Audited Statements
17Motion for Appointment of Auditor I move that Merv Culham, Chartered Accountant of Regina be appointed as auditor for SFDC for the period August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009.
18Budget Summary 2008/09 Income Levy Levy Rebates Interest Grants TOTAL REVENUEExpensesAdministrationResearchCommunicationMarket FacilitationReserve ReplenishmentTOTAL EXPENSES$535,000(28,000)26,000 50,000$598,000$137,00094,000177,000 190,000- - -
23Financial Summary to November 30, 2008 Income:Levy/InterestGrants/Conference IncomeTOTAL INCOMEExpensesAdministrationLevy Collection/CoordinationLevy RebatesResearchCommunicationsMarket FacilitationTOTAL EXPENSESNET LOSS$147,283.07$47,141.205,274.5814,304.761,890.0533,279.8452,828.96$154,719.39($7,436.32)
24Actions Taken August 1 to December 31, 2008 Administration Levy Period 2 rebate (flax sold February 1 to July 31, 2008) 2007/08 Financial Audit/Annual Report Budget 2008/09Board meetings November 7, December 9 and 10, 2008Research Final Report on Enhanced Fiber in Oilseed Flax accepted SR & ED Credit Application in progress Participation in the Genomics Flax Day December 8, 2008 Provided Letters of Support for the ADF Review Process
25Actions Taken August 1 to December 31, 2008 Continued Communications Annual General Meeting/Flax Day “Sharpening That Competitive Edge” Newsletter - September 2008 Volume 10 Number 1Election Process PartnershipsCWA Grain/Forage FlaxOutstanding Young FarmersSaskatchewan 4-H Foundation MembershipsFlax Council of CanadaAgWest BioSTEP (Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership) Web Site – continual updating (www.saskflax.com)
26Actions Taken August 1 to December 31, 2008 Continued Industry LiaisonNational Forum on Seed ConferenceFlax Council of Canada Board and AGMAg Clearing Final ReportWestern Grains Research Foundation MeetingCanada Grains Council Annual General Meeting
27Actions Taken August 1 to December 31, 2008 Continued Market Facilitation Food“Everything Flax” cookbookSupply Side WestSFDC/SMDC joint promotion at Saskatchewan indemandACAAFS applicationMarket Facilitation FiberFibre InDemand Trade ShowBiofibe 08 ConferenceWatrous Flax Cooperative Project PresentationsFAO Flax Bast 2008 Conference Final ReportABIP/NAFGEN participation. Sustainability project with NRC initiated Flax Canada 205 – representation on the board
28Actions Pending (January to July 2009) Administration Levy Period 1 Rebates (August 1, 2008 to January 31, 2009) Board meetings, Regulations review Funding submissions Research Flax Canada 2015 Breeding Strategy Research project completion Communications Newsletter/web updatesIndustry Liaison – PGDC, FCC, WGRF62nd Program Flax InstitutePartnerships with Other Organizations & Allied Industries
29Actions Pending (January to July 2009) Continued Market Facilitation Food Cookbook “Everything Flax”SaskFlax/Sask Mustard joint promotionsConsumer Service & PromotionsResource Material DevelopmentNatural Health Products Expo West Market Facilitation Fiber ASTM Standards Erosion Control Conference ABIP/Green Network Crop Fibers Canada Strategic Planning Flax Canada 2015 Phase II Completion, Phase III Development
30Director Remuneration Resolution Whereas the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission is established as a development commission pursuant to section 5 of the Agri-Food Act:Whereas the Commission consists of a Board of Directors consisting of six registered producers elected in accordance with sections 18 to 20 of the Act.Whereas the remuneration to be paid to the members of the Commission is to be fixed by the registered producers at the annual meeting, and Whereas remuneration for previous fiscal years was $ (Chair) and $ (Directors).Be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission rates of remuneration for its Directors is established at current rates of $ (Chair) and $ (Directors) for the fiscal year 2008/2009.
31Sulfentrazone Resolution WHEREAS Saskatchewan produces 80% of Canada’s flax crop; and Canada is the world's largest producer and exporter of flax, and Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission represents more than 12,000 flax producers.AND WHEREAS The weed kochia creates numerous harvest problems for Saskatchewan flax producers. Its later emergence means green competition at harvest time, particularly when straight cutting. Kochia causes problems of contamination in that it is extremely difficult to separate kochia seeds from flax and weed matter in flax straw for value-added processing.
32Sulfentrazone Resolution Continued AND WHEREAS Sulfentrazone is a soil-applied Group 14 herbicide that requires rainfall for activation. Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission has supported several research projects on weed control in flax crops and this research, along with numerous other research results, have shown sulfentrazone to be highly effective in controlling kochia.
33Sulfentrazone Resolution Continued AND WHEREAS Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has only approved the use of sulfentrazone on chickpeas in Saskatchewan due to concerns for the potential for groundwater contamination and rotated crop injury. Label expansion based on available research could address and alleviate these concerns. Current science indicates that there is low potential for unacceptable levels of sulfentrazone reaching groundwater when used according to label directions. Sulfentrazone has been registered in the US and other countries for more than 10 years without a single report of groundwater contamination or rotated crop injury when used as specified on the label.
34Sulfentrazone Resolution Continued Label mitigation could ensure that sulfentrazone use is restricted in potentially vulnerable areas, such as areas with coarse soil, low organic matter, and extreme pH ranges. AND WHEREAS For flax to continue to gain acreage and global marketplace share in all arenas, from food and feed to fiber and industrial uses, it must maintain quality. Saskatchewan producers need more tools to profitably produce quality Canadian flax. One of those tools is the utilization of sulfentrazone products to retain crop cleanliness and yields.
35Sulfentrazone Resolution Continued THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission strongly supports expedient action by the Government of Canada to register the use of sulfentrazone products for flax production in Western Canada.
37Flax Day 2009 Sharpening That Competitive Edge 11:00 a.m Weed Control & Regulation (Eric Johnson)11:30 a.m. Working Together (Honourable Bob Bjornerud, Minister of Agriculture)Noon Lunch (Ballroom A)1:15 p.m. Where & What Are the Markets & How to Access Them (Larry Weber)2:15 p.m. Refreshments/Networking2:45 p.m. Research Partnerships (Dorothy Murrell)3:15 p.m. Provincial Specialists – How Can They Help? (Venkata Vakulabharanam)4:00 p.m. Wrap Up