+ 001 0231 123 32



All demo content is for sample purposes only, intended to represent a live site. Please use the RocketLauncher to install an equivalent of the demo, all images will be replaced with sample images.


Monday, January 11, 2021 12:30 PM to 1:10 PM.
Location: On-line and smartphone access through Zoom Webinar

Click here to view the AGM powerpoint presentation.

On January 11, 2021 our one-hour AGM will be held virtually from 12:30 to 1:30. Access by telephone will be available for growers who are unable to join online so they too can participate. After the AGM the market outlook for forages, including alfalfa seed, will be presented.

This virtual AGM will be a first for SFSDC, but we are not alone. On January 11-13, 2021 the Saskatchewan Crop Organizations 2021 AGMs have been arranged so growers may easily participate in one or more virtual AGMs of twelve SK check-off funded crop groups and the Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association. For more information and/or to register, please go to registration opens December 1, 2020.

You will receive a ticket confirmation from Eventbrite once you have completed your registration and the event organizer will forward contact information to the organizers of each AGM selected by the attendee when registering. As in past events, attendees who are not registered growers are welcome to observe any online AGMs.

SFSDC will mail all forage seed growers who contributed the forage seed levy in the last two years additional information about the AGM in the December Prairie Seeds Newsletter. Stay tuned as we work out the details and please follow us on social media.

Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission (SFSDC)Annual General Meeting

Monday, January 11, 2021


Registration (no registration fee, on-line at

Welcome, Introductions & Opening Remarks

12:30 - 12:35 PM

James Silcox, Chair, SFSDC

SFSDC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

12:40 PM

Call to Order

• Approval of Agenda (Motion and vote by polling)

Minutes of 2018 2019 AGM, January 14, 2020 Saskatoon
• Approval of the Minutes (Motion and vote by polling)
• Business Arising from the Minutes

• New, Returning, Retiring

• Chair Report
• Financial Report 2019-2020 Audited Financial Statement
• Executive Director Report
• Proposed Budget 2020-2021
• Approval of Reports (Motion and vote by polling)

New Business
• Appointment of Auditor for 2020-2021 (Motion and vote by polling)
• Director Honorarium (Motion and vote by polling)

Other Business

1:10 PM

Adjourn (Motion and vote by polling)

Market Outlook presentation, forage seed crops including alfalfa

1:15 - 1:30 PM

David McGregor, Imperial Seed Ltd.


End Zoom Webinar session SFSDC


Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission
DRAFT Minutes 2018-2019 Annual General Meeting

January 14, 2020 Saskatoon, SK

Chair: James Silcox        Recording: Jo-Anne Relf-Eckstein

  1. Meeting called to order at 10:58 AM

  2. Agenda

  • Moved by Spencer Staffen, seconded by Denon Peifer to approve the agenda. Carried

  1. Minutes of the 2017-2018 Annual General Meeting were reviewed.

  • Moved by Morley Doerksen, seconded by David Cox that the Minutes of the 2017-2018 Annual General Meeting be accepted. Carried.

  • Business arising from the Minutes. None.

  1. Directors

  • Returning directors are James Silcox, Spencer Staffen, Morris Nycholat, David Cox, Morley Doerksen, Denton Peifer, and Bill Biligetu (appointed director)

  1. Reports

SFSDC Chair Report – James Silcox

SFSDC Executive Director Report – Jo-Anne Relf-Eckstein

  • The SFSDC Board of Directors hosted the grower information session in Saskatoon on January 17, 2019 and held four board meetings during 2018-2019 (July and November 2018, January, and June 2019).

  • SFSDC helped host the research plot tour and barbecue on July 26, 2018.

  • Two editions of the Prairie Seeds Newsletter were published.

  • The levy funds collected $68,710 with $1,491 refunded, 175 growers contributing levy.

SFSDC 2018-2019 Audited Financial Report - Morley Doerksen

SFSDC Planned Programs and Activities for 2019-2020 - Spencer Staffen

SFSDC 2019-2020 Budget - Jo-Anne Relf-Eckstein

  • Moved by Denton Peifer, seconded by Spencer Staffen that all reports be accepted. Carried.

  1. New Business

  • Moved by David Cox, seconded by Denton Peifer to appoint NeuPath Group, Nipawin SK as Auditor for 2019-2020. Carried.

  1. Other Business. None.

  2. Moved by Spencer Staffen to adjourn the Annual General Meeting at 11:17, seconded by Dave Maxwell. Carried.

Note: Attendance at the AGM was 44 people, however, there were only 9 registered forage seed producers present, falling short of quorum of 15 registered producers.