Promoting Canadian Oats

In the interest of security, directors’ personal e-mail addresses and phone numbers are no longer listed on the POGA website. To contact a board member, please send your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will be forwarded to the board member, as requested. You may also leave a message for a board member with Dawn Popescul, Interim Executive Director, at 306-530-8545. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The following are the AOGC Board of Directors for the current year:

Brad Boettger, Chairman
49519A Range Road 184
Beaver County, Alberta T0B 4J3

Darwin Trenholm, Vice-Chairman
PO Box 268
Newbrook, AB T0A 2P0

Nick Jonk, Audit Chair
PO Box 5609
Westlock, AB T7P 2P6

Gordon Pope
Box 272
Ryley, AB T0B 4A0

Bruce Thomi
RR 1
Woking, AB T0H 3V0

Anthony Van Rootselaar
Box 35
Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0

Shawna Mathieson, Executive Director
PO Box 20106
Regina, SK S4P 4J7

The Alberta Oat Growers Commission currently has six members on its board of directors. AOGC members are also encouraged to let their names stand for director positions. Benefits of being a director for AOGC include:
  • Identify and direct research for the benefit of the entire industry;
  • Increased industry knowledge;
  • The opportunity to meet a large number of influential millers, buyers, and government officials across the province, nation and globally;
  • Increased information sharing with other growers to learn what other farmers are doing and have experienced;
  • Increased industry knowledge;
  • Professional development;
  • Reimbursement for all travel, honorariums for time spent on the commissions’ projects and committees.
Please contact the POGA office for information on how to express interest.


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