Kenton Possberg

Kenton, along with his wife Pam, is a grain producer who farms about 13,000 acres north east of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. They own Parkland Ventures which grows wheat, barley, canola, oats, and peas. Kenton and Pam have two children, Spencer and Taylor. In 1998 Kenton received a Degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.

Kenton is also a avid activist. In addition to his work on drainage policy, he has been quite engaged on the temporary foreign worker file and sits on the CAHRC as the Grains and Oilseeds member. As well, Kenton is a WGRF Board member as the WG’s representative. Please reach out to Kenton directly if you would like to discuss his initiatives further.

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Kenton in the Media

Canada’s Agriculture Sector Needs Temporary Foreign Workers

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call for an adjustment in the newly invoked travel restrictions that were put in place this week. The new rules put in place to combat COVID-19 are necessarily far-reaching but have also put our food value chain at risk.

Farmers say time running out for foreign workers in limbo as confusion reigns over coronavirus travel

Kenton Possberg, a grain farmer in Saskatchewan and director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said wheat and oilseed growers rely on thousands of workers on visas who arrive in the spring for seeding season.

Temporary foreign workers exempt from Canada’s travel ban

Farms’ TFW needs include over 1,400 “specifically for oilseed and grain farming,” the Western Canadian Wheat Growers said in a separate statement Wednesday. “All the same self-isolation measures should continue to be in place for any TFW coming into the country, similar to any Canadian that is returning to Canada,” WCWG Saskatchewan director Kenton Possberg [...]

Migrant workers help grow our food. Coronavirus is leaving them in limbo.

Kenton Possberg, a grain farmer in Saskatchewan and director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said wheat and oilseeds growers in the Prairie provinces are also worried about the impact the travel ban will have on their labour force.

Reduced-risk management strategy for foliar insect pests of Prairie field crops

The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program acknowledges the contribution of Kenton Possberg and the Wheat Growers for its assistance.

Changes to temporary foreign worker program generate labour shortage

Kenton Possberg fears that changes to the program will mean he loses some long-time farmhands who know his land better than he does, and have years of experience operating the high-tech farm machinery.

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