Cherilyn Nagel

Cherilyn, her husband David and family farm grains, oilseeds, and pulses in Mossbank, Saskatchewan. In 2004, Cherilyn was elected as President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association and after a successful five-year term, she remains a Director on the current Board.  She considers signing the first durum contract on the open market in December of 2011 to be one of her career highlights as a farmer.

In 2011, Cherilyn was featured in SaskBusiness Magazine as one of Saskatchewan’s Most Influential Women. Then in 2012, Cherilyn was awarded the Agricultural IMPACT award at the Grow Canada Conference for her efforts and passion for making positive changes in the agriculture sector. This was followed in 2014 with being awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Cherilyn has gained experience in media relations and enjoys promoting positive stories of agricultural successes. She has been an active speaker and advocate and has recently launched her own website to promote and book speaking engagements. In addition, she was invited to participate in the “Barbie: You Can Be Anything” Mentorship Program and spent the day with a young girl who dreams of being a farmer when she grows up.

Cherilyn is currently working with Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan to set up an Agricultural Speakers Bureau in the province. The goal is to help connect enthusiastic farmers with companies and local organizations who would like presentations related to modern farming practices. She will be training other farmers in the art of sharing a positive message about the food that we grow right here at home.


Grain Grading, CGC & Grain Act

Trade Agreements

Public Trust

Cherilyn in the Media

Grain groups seek ‘essential service’ status for rail

“While we’re grateful that the parties have come to an agreement, the federal government needs to take steps to ensure that grain farmers are not held ransom in the future. Rail service should be deemed an essential service,” Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel, a Saskatchewan director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said Tuesday.

Farmer’s Caught Between Unenforced Agreements, Gamemanship

So, if it’s “a grim year for canola farmers in Canada,” as the CBC says, then it’s also a grim year for wheat farmers. No matter how our wheat is doing, we’re still getting pounded on another major commodity.

Entering unchartered territory in trade (dis)agreements

Wheat Growers Director Cherilyn Jolly Nagel talks with RealAgriculture.

Wheat growers push Ottawa for action on trade

In a firmly worded June 17 letter to federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association said Ottawa must do more to protect the economic interests of Canada's cereal grain, pulse and oilseed producers.

GX on Agriculture Podcast: Director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel on Fed’s Climate Action Incentive Fund

Director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel, Saskatchewan Director on the board of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, talks about the federal government's climate action incentive fund. Listen at 6:20.

Don’t Forget Trade, Please

"As Washington whispers about collusion and Ottawa sinks into a scandal that will dominate the media for months pre-election, the economies of the United States and Canada continue to hum along. But I’m concerned they will face disruption if we fail to confront the turmoil that’s brewing in our trading partnership," begins Cherilyn's op-ed piece.

#YouCanBeAnything – Oilseed Farmer Cherilyn Nagel Mentorship for Barbie

Cherilyn Nagel took on the role of mentor to our contest winner Jillian, who dreams of being a farmer. Cherilyn shared an inspiring day with Jillian on the farm, collecting samples, driving tractors and learning about crops.

Cherilyn Nagel – Helping Canada grow a stronger environment

Saskatchewan farmer Cherilyn Nagel talks about how pesticides and plant biotechnology help ensure her farm is more sustainable than ever.