CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association applauds and congratulates PotashCorp, the Province of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan for their leadership in forming a world-class food security research institute.
“This is phenomenal. The province of Saskatchewan is truly becoming a global leader in agriculture,” says Kenton Possberg, Saskatchewan Vice President of the Wheat Growers. “The Global Institute for Food Security will only add to our growing reputation as the place to invest in agriculture and food research.”
The Wheat Growers see the Institute as being of tremendous value to farmers, here on the prairies and across the globe. It will bring researchers together to collaborate on ways to boost yields, improve nutrition, enhance soil quality and increase food production and trade.
“This Institute will attract the best and brightest researchers from around the world,” enthuses Cherilyn Nagel, Past President of the Wheat Growers. “It will cement the province’s reputation as one of the best places for innovation in the grains sector. It sends a signal to other agricultural companies that western Canada is THE place to invest.”
About the Wheat Growers:
Founded in 1970, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.