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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.

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NSAC announces Daryl Rex as Research Agronomist

Posted: March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Sunflower Association of Canada Inc. announces Daryl Rex as Research Agronomist

Daryl Rex will be responsible for the NSAC research portfolio under the guidance of the board of directors, including the Confection Sunflower Variety Development Initiative trials, grower services program and variety development trials.

Carman, Manitoba – NSAC is pleased to announce the appointment of Daryl Rex as Research Agronomist. 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 through the Prairie Provinces.

Daryl has significant experience in trial management, implementing and conducting research trials for many different crops types in Western Canada.  He has specialized in the coordination and management of varietal and agronomic research plots from design through to harvest including statistical analysis of trial data. His experience combined with the knowledge of Manitoba crop production systems and agriculture make him well suited as the Research Agronomist for NSAC.  Daryl can be reached at 204-745-6776 or daryl.rex@canadasunflower.com.

About NSAC
The National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Inc. was initiated at a meeting in Carman, MB on November 18, 1996. The association addresses the sunflower industry with one voice and membership includes producers, oil and confection type buyers, exporters and processors, pesticide manufacturers and dealers and the seed industry.  The NSAC mission statement is “to insure the profitability and long term growth of the sunflower crop through industry wide leadership.” NSAC is funded by a 0.5% check off levy and is governed by a board of directors, including elected active producers and appointed industry representatives.

Contact Information:

National Sunflower Association of Canada Inc.
Box 1269 Carman, Manitoba R0G 0J0
(204) 745-6776www.canadasunflower.com
info@canadasunflower.com

NOTICE: NSAC Annual General Meeting

Posted: February 2, 2017

2017 Annual General Meeting
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Wednesday, February 15th, 2016
10:45 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

AGENDA

10:45 a.m. – Call to Order
10:55 a.m. – Election Procedure Approval
11:00 a.m. – Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting
11:05 a.m. – 2016 Financial Report
Appointment of Auditors
11:10 a.m. – Board and Executive Director Report
11:15 a.m. – Election of Directors
11:20 a.m. – Other Business
Manitoba Commodity Organization – Strengthening Member Value
11:25 a.m. – Adjourn

Job Posting: Research Agronomist

Posted: January 26, 2017

The National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) is recruiting for a Sunflower Research Agronomist in the Carman, Manitoba area.

National Sunflower Association of Canada is a producer funded organization. We undertake research and market development, coordinate education, promotion and communications initiatives for Sunflower growers of Canada.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will lead the sunflower research portfolio and production activities under the guidance of the Executive Director to implement NSAC’s strategic plan. Key job areas and responsibilities include trial management and supporting activities related to NSAC’s Confection Sunflower Variety Development Initiative and variety performance trials. In addition, the Research Agronomist will provide agronomic and crop production support through several communication outlets directed to producer members and industry representatives.

Education and Experience:
University or college degree or diploma or 3 to 4 years of experience with a strong background in agronomy. Knowledge of agronomy research design and field work, and statistical analysis, is an asset, as well as being proficient in Microsoft Suite. Applicants must be eligible for registration or are registered members with the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists.

Click here for the full job description. For more information call, 204-745-6776.

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