SaskBarley Board elects new Chair, Vice-Chair

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) announced today that it made changes to its executive in preparation for three of six Directors completing two consecutive terms in January 2022.

Matt Enns, who joined the Board last year, will replace Jason Skotheim as the Board Chair.

Enns actively farms in a multi-generational grain operation alongside three other owner-operators near Rosthern, SK. He is also a co-founder of Maker’s Crafted Malts, Saskatchewan’s only craft malting facility.

Skotheim will replace Brent Johnson as Vice-Chair and will provide valuable mentorship during his final year on the board. Johnson, who has interests in feed barley, will also focus on lobbying for increased export and sales reporting in Canada throughout 2021 (following a related resolution at our AGM earlier this month).

Johnson and Allen Kuhlmann are also in their final year of consecutive terms on the Board. Keith Rueve, on his second term, and Glenn Wright, who joined the Board last year, complete the team of six.

“One of the greatest strengths of any organization is the quality, engagement and experience of its Board,” Enns says. “I am confident we have a strong team in place and that the changes made today will strategically optimize our capacity to continue to grow the Saskatchewan barley industry.”

“As we look towards the future – and another election for SaskBarley this fall — we recognize that the continued success of our organization will depend on the leadership and adaptability of our Board,” Skotheim says. “We strongly encourage any barley producers with an interest in contributing to our industry’s collective success to consider getting involved with our organization.”

Skotheim and Johnson served as Chair and Vice-Chair for six years. Their respective areas of expertise and interest were drivers for many of the positive developments SaskBarley has overseen in recent years.

For more information:

Jill McDonald
Executive Director