Jim Wickett

Jim farms in the Rosetown area, with his wife Michelle and two daughters, on a fourth generation farm. He grows a mix of crops including wheat, lentils, barley and flax.

Jim joined the Wheat Growers Board of Directors in 2010 and was elected as Chair in 2013. He has also been very active in his local community, including having spent 13 years on municipal council, and has been President of the local Kinsmen Club and senior hockey club. In addition, he coached high school football for 17 years.

Jim attended the University of Saskatchewan, studying agriculture, until the sudden passing of his father had him return home to take over the farm. He has also taken the Cultivate program for agricultural leadership at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Jim in the Media

Wheat Growers Make Grain Act Review Submission

“The Wheat Growers have long seen the need to update the Grain Act. There are men and women farming today, that were not born when the Act was last upgraded. Agriculture and technology have changed substantially in the last 36 years,” said Jim Wickett, Secretary-Treasurer and SK Director.

Farmers urged to take part in Grain Act review

Jim Wickett, a grain grower from Rosetown, Sask., called the review “a once-in-a lifetime chance” for farmers to reset federal policies that impact farm profitability. “This has been a really important priority for us,” said Wickett, who also serves as a director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA).

Federal ministers promise carbon tax rebates as Conservative bill to exempt on-farm propane and natural gas passes 2nd reading

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers said there have been major investments to agriculture since the elimination of the Canadian Wheat Board nine years ago.

Sask. farmers welcome review of the Canada Grain Act

Western Canadian Wheat Growers committee chair Jim Wickett says changes are needed to services from the Canadian Grain Commission and grain grading. He says the current visual grading system is out of date.

Western Canadian Wheat Growers hopeful for road infrastructure in Saskatchewan budget

Western Canadian Wheat Growers chair Jim Wickett says farmers need adequate road infrastructure to move their product to market. The Premier has also hinted at more support for irrigation and Wickett approves of better water management.

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Chair optimistic about 2020

The chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers has some optimism for farming in Saskatchewan in 2020. Jim Wickett said last year was a memorable year, and one most farmers would like to forget because of weather and market difficulties.

Year In Review #19: CN Rail Strike, Bad Harvest

Jim Wickett is chair of the Wheat Growers, and farms near Rosetown. He said the strike eliminated more than 50 percent of rail shipping, including finished products such as canola oil and fertilizer. "The CN system is shut down right now for freight," said Wickett. "So if you're on a CN line you're not going [...]

Farmers support new North American trade pact

The chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, Jim Wickett, says the trade deal is important to ensure stability for marketing Saskatchewan farm products. Wickett says the U.S. exports about 50 thousand tons of grain to Canada, but purchases 5 million tons from Canada.