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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

Views differ on crop exports to China other than canola

“Aside from issues with canola seed, at the moment shipments of other grains, oilseeds and pulses continue to be accepted by China.” However, Jim Wickett, a farmer at Rosetown, Sask. and board member with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, stated otherwise.

Prairie farming: ‘a lifetime apprenticeship’ (featuring Chair Jim Wickett)

Grain farmer Jim Wickett from Rosetown, Sask., will plant about 3,100 acres this year, including spring wheat, red lentils, flax and barley. Durum was grown regularly until a few years ago, when fusarium pressure prompted Wickett to switch to red spring wheat.

Wheat Growers call on Ottawa to open talks with China over grain shipments

Jim Wickett says the dispute is clearly political, not a quality issue.

Sask. farmers concerned about early melt, lack of soil moisture

Some areas got less than half the normal precipitation this winter.

Proposed Seed Variety Use Agreement: Implementing Royalties for Farm-saved Seed

“Farmers aren’t against paying for a variety of research,” says Wheat Growers' Chair Jim Wickett. “As long as we get a product that is better than what we currently have.”

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association Frustrated With Federal Carbon Tax

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association believes that the coalition opposing the federal carbon tax is the right and necessary step.

Farmers Collaborate on Wheat Industry Issues At Agri-Trade

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers had farmers from both sides of the border at their lunch at Agri-Trade in Red Deer last week.

US gains easier access to Canadian wheat market

The new North American trade deal gives US wheat easier access to Canada but it is not expected to result in a large influx of US wheat. The agreement allows US wheat to be treated the same as Canadian wheat in the Canadian grain grading system.

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