Barley Council of Canada Board and Staff

Board & Staff

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Directors

  • Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission
     
    Zenneth Faye was raised on the family farm near West Bend, SK in the Parkland Region of Saskatchewan. He attended university in Saskatoon where he received his Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked for John Deere Canada until he and his wife Cindy returned to the farm on a full-time basis. Zenneth subsequently started a small manufacturing business, which designed and built cattle handling and feeding equipment and managed a 100-cow commercial beef cattle herd.

    Faye became a Director for the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association and subsequently the inaugural Chair of the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission. He was also the Western Vice-President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association along with roles in multiple other organizations.
    Zenneth along with researchers from the University of Saskatchewan developed a technology to produce Biodiesel and many other coproducts from off-grade canola seed and Milligan Bio- Tech Inc. was started, for which he was General Manager.
    In 2012, Zenneth was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Agriculture in Canada, and he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2013.
    Zenneth has been on the board of BCC since 2014, on the Executive Committee since 2017, and Chair of the board since 2019.

Staff

  • Barley Council of Canada Executive Director
     
    Erin Armstrong has had a long career in agriculture in Canada. She currently holds the position of Executive Director of the Barley Council of Canada (BCC). In this role she is responsible for oversight of the organization, implementation of the strategic plan, and member engagement.
    Prior to joining BCC in July, 2019, Erin worked for Canterra Seeds for 11 years, during which she also served for two years as the inaugural CEO of Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC), a joint venture cereal breeding company established by Limagrain and Canterra Seeds. Previous to her time in the seed industry, Erin spent 14 years in the malting & brewing industry.
    Erin currently sits on the boards of Canada Grains Council (representing BCC) and AgWest Bio, as Vice Chair.
    Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba and a PhD in
    Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa.

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