Board & Staff

SaskBarley is a commission that is producer-elected, and directed. The board is comprised of six registered barley producers that are elected for a four year term. The next election for directors will be in the autumn of 2017. 

Board of Directors

Jason Skotheim (Chair)

Jason Skotheim (Chair)

Jason actively farms with his brothers on a 4500 acre farm north of Prince Albert growing barley, wheat and canola. He is also a founding owner of Horizon Manufacturing Inc., Saskatchewan's only premium dry pet food manufacturer. Jason earned BSA and a MSc degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and was previously employed within the provincial department of agriculture, based at the University of Saskatchewan as a research economist responsible to the Agriculture Applied Research Management (AgriARM) program which evaluated and extended research to Saskatchewan producers. Currently, he sits as a board member on the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc., and the Grocer Retail & Foodservice Value Chain Advisory Committee.

Brent Johnson (Vice-Chair)

Brent Johnson (Vice-Chair)

Brent and his wife Jenna reside are the 4th generation to reside on the family farm started over 100 years ago near Strasbourg. The farm consists of 5000 acres of grain land, and a 180 head commercial cow/calf operation. Brent has worked a variety of off farm jobs during the winters including oilfield exploration, drilling and surveying, but currently farms full time and also sits as a Councilor in RM 220, McKillop. Brent is currently SBDC’s representative on the Saskatchewan Variety Performances Group.

Cameron Goff

Cameron Goff

Cam started farming after graduating from Kelsey Institute in 1975 with a degree in Renewable Resources. Currently he farms with his brothers and mother in an operation that consists of four thousand acres that are cropped with malt barley, canola, durum, spring and winter wheat, oats, flax and peas. In 2008, Cam was elected as a director of the Canadian Wheat Board, and served on that board until its termination in 2011. During that time, he also sat on the board of the Western Grains Research Foundation. Cam and his wife Beverly have three grown children, and also operate a business in the town of Hanley, selling retail fuel.

Allen Kuhlmann

Allen Kuhlmann

Allen farms with his wife Susan and son Wes near the village of Vanguard, Saskatchewan, where they grow wheat, durum, barley, flax and lentils. He also currently serves on the board of Great Western Rail and is the Mayor of the Village of Vanguard. He has previously served as the Chair of the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan and the Chair of the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission. He is an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan, holding a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Zenneth Faye

Zenneth Faye

Zenneth and his wife Cindy farm near Foam Lake. Zenneth was a director of the Sask. Canola Growers Association and worked to establish the Sask. Canola Development Commission. He was appointed by the province to the Canola Commission provisional board. While on the Commission, he served on positions with the Canola Council of Canada, the Canadian Canola Growers Association and the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. He has also been an advisor to the North East Terminal; served on the Federal Blue Ribbon Panel of the P.F.R.A.; and was the Project Engineer/Executive Manager to Milligan Bio-Tech. Zenneth has been honoured with a life time membership to the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and was recently inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Keith Rueve

Keith Rueve

Keith, his brother Kent and their families operate a third generation farm south of Muenster where they grow barley, wheat and canola. Keith studied at the University of Saskatchewan until returning to the family farm in 1985. He worked during the winter at various manufacturing facilities, and in 1991 he started employment at Pound-Maker Agventures during the construction phase of the ethanol plant. Keith has worked in ethanol operations since June of 1991 as a power engineer until taking over duties of Ethanol Plant Manager in December of 2001.

Staff

Jillian McDonald

Jillian McDonald

Jill joined SaskBarley in May 2014, and comes with a background in international trade, business management, market research and communications. Jill previously worked with Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), for a private advertising company and most recently as a lecturer and research associate at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as building a real estate investment company with her husband. Jill holds a B.Sc and M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan. Originally from a family farm near Indian Head, Jill and her husband currently reside on an acreage just outside Saskatoon.

Delaney Seiferling

Delaney Seiferling

Delaney joined SaskBarley in March 2016, and brings nearly ten years’ experience in media, communications and marketing, having worked in the Saskatchewan agriculture industry for five years, most recently as Communications & Marketing Manager for Sask Wheat. In 2014 Delaney completed her Master’s degree in Communications and Public Relations through McMaster University and her thesis project focused on Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry. Delaney grew up in Saskatoon and is a proud ambassador for Saskatchewan and its agricultural industry.