SaskBarley Board of Directors to Remain Unchanged

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) announced today that the three positions up for election on its Board of Directors have been filled by the three incumbents of these positions, Jason Skotheim of Saskatoon, Brent Johnson of Strasbourg, and Allen Kuhlmann of Vanguard.

The nomination period for these positions closed this past Friday, September 15, at 4PM.

All three of the acclaimed Directors have been serving on the Board since SaskBarley’s first elected Board of Directors took office in January 2014 and are eager to continue making progress in pursuing the organization’s strategic goals.

“Barley growers in Saskatchewan have sent us a message that our Board is on the right track and that no major changes are required,” says Skotheim, who also serves as Board Chair. “We will take this feedback and continue our work to ensure that barley has a strong future as a Saskatchewan crop.”

“One of the areas of particular interest to me is growing the market opportunities for barley as a key feed ingredient,” says Johnson, who also serves as Vice-Chair. “One of my priorities going forward will be to continue to pursue research investments that will explore and confirm the valuable role that barley can play as feed so that we can establish sustainable growth in demand for this crop.”

“One of our greatest challenges for barley is ensuring that growers can continue to profitably grow this crop, and that there is sustainable and diverse demand for it,” says Kuhlmann, who serves as Finance Chair and who brings with him many years’ of experience on other agricultural Boards, including the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission. “This is a long-term endeavor, which I am pleased we will be able to continue to work on with the same committed Directors that helped form SaskBarley’s original strategic plan in 2014.”

For more information, please contact:

Delaney Seiferling
Communications Manager

SaskBarley Director Election Results

SaskBarley announces the results of the Director Election.

Cameron Goff and Zenneth Faye have been re-elected and Keith Rueve is joining as a new director.

See full Press Release here – Election Results Press Release

Full election details will be presented at the SaskBarley AGM on January 11, 2016 in Saskatoon.

SaskBarley Director Nominee Profiles

A call for nominations to fill three director positions for the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) has resulted in seven nominees, including two nominees seeking re-election.  Read the Press Release by clicking this link.

Ballots will be mailed out to all registered producers. Completed ballots must be recieved by 4:00 pm CST December 2, 2015

All nominees are registered barley producers in the province of Saskatchewan. The full list of candidates (in alphabetical order) include:


Zenneth Faye



Zenneth was raised on the family farm near West Bend, Saskatchewan, where he and his wife, Cindy, have been farming since 1978.  They grow barley, and have grown many other crops over the years, such as spring wheat, winter wheat, oats, flax, peas, triticale, canola, and alfalfa for hay, while also occasionally experimenting with lentils, buckwheat, sunola, soybeans, and corn…Click here to read more


Gilbert Ferré

306.873.7607 (Cell)


Gilbert has been farming for about 40 years having produced grain and oil seeds including barley, canola, wheat and oats. The farm is a family operation with his wife, Monica, and son, Nicolas. Gilbert obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and has a deep commitment to rural Saskatchewan as demonstrated by his volunteer and community…Click here to read more


Daryl Fransoo



Daryl farms with his father near Glaslyn, Saskatchewan producing malt barley, as well as spring and soft white wheat, canola, multiple varieties of peas and lentils, and oats. His family also owned and operated a pulse processing and exporting business in Saskatchewan.  Off the farm, Daryl played three seasons in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, with both the Weyburn Red Wings and the Flin Flon Bombers, and continues to enjoy watching and playing hockey and a variety of other…Click here to read more


Cam Goff

306.222.3514 (Cell)


Cameron is running for re-election as a director of the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission because he believes that it is imperative that farmers’ needs are placed first in Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry. During his first term he was privileged to be chosen as chair of the Commission, and worked to establish a farmer-oriented organization…Click here to read more


Leo Howse

306.278.7483 (Cell)


Leo has applied to run in the election for a position as director of SaskBarley and he asks for your supporting vote.  Leo would appreciate the opportunity to represent farmers’ interests and to provide a farmer’s perspective on issues that producers are experiencing in their farm businesses…Click here to read more


Keith Rueve

306-231-7420 (Cell)


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…Click here to read more


Larry Spratt

306-921-4381 (Cell)


Larry is a third-generation farmer near Melfort, farming with his family (Donaro Farms) in a mixed operation.  They farm barley (malt, feed, and silage), wheat, oats, and canola, purebred cattle (Maine Anjou and Angus), and operate a backgrounding feedlot…Click here to read more