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The National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) is a national, non-for profit, producer-funded organization that works on behalf of the sunflower growers of Canada to promote and expand the industry, both internationally and domestically.  The NSAC represents approximately 350 producers of both confectionary and oilseed sunflowers throughout the Prairie Provinces.

Latest News & Events

The Path to August 1, 2020 – Manitoba Crop Alliance Transition Update

Posted: April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020 – Two months have passed since members of five Manitoba commodity groups voted in favor of amalgamation. Communicating activities related to the transition of five Manitoba commodity groups – Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA), Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada  (NSAC), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA) and Winter Cereals Manitoba, Inc. (WCMI) – with Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) remains a priority. The five groups and MCA’s board of directors strive to keep members informed as they move towards August 1, 2020, the date Manitoba Crop Alliance becomes operational.

Read more about the interim board of directors, the plan for transition and timelines here.

NSAC update regarding COVID-19

Posted: March 18, 2020

In light of COVID-19 and the current federal and provincial governments announcements, I want to inform you of the measures we have taken at NSAC to do our part in preventing further spread of the virus.

  • Effective Tuesday, March 17, all of our team members will be able to work from home until further notice.
  • While our office is effectively closed, all team members can be contacted by phone or email to respond to the needs of our members, partners and associates.
  • We are increasing the number of virtual team meetings to allay fears, ensure that we continue to manage our business appropriately, and react to any changes to federal and provincial recommendations.

Contact information:
Darcelle Graham, Executive Director

Daryl Rex, Research Technician


Posted: February 25, 2020

We are doing our best to follow government recommendations at this time. Unfortunately the #SeedingSprayingCollege has been POSTPONED to March 24, 2021. All who registered have been refunded and will be offered tickets first for the event next year.

*Hosting commodity groups include Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Canola Growers Association & National Sunflower Association of Canada

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