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CSTA Welcomes its 66th President


The Canadian Seed Trade Association welcomes its new president.

Dan Wright of Monsanto Canada will be the 66th president of the CSTA. Wright has been involved with the CSTA for a number of years. In that time, he has served on the Board of Directors for two years and on the executive for three years.

Wright has a strong connection to agriculture, a foundation that was laid in childhood at his family’s cash crop farm and farm equipment dealership. Wright continued that connection in his career, and has worked for Monsanto Canada since 2000. His roles have included Licensing Manager, Marketing Manager, and Business Development Manager. Currently, he is the Canada Corn and Soybean Portfolio Lead, which includes introducing new traits and the expansion of corn and soybeans in Western Canada. All of these roles have provided Dan with the opportunity to work with farmers and agriculture industry stakeholders in all regions of Canada.

“It is a great privilege to serve as the 2017-2018 President of the Canadian Seed Trade Association” said Wright. “It has been an honour to work with the CSTA over the last several years to further our work on issues that matter to the industry. I look forward to driving those initiatives this year to make a difference that will benefit not only our members, but also the broader agricultural community.”

Wright will guide an active Board of Directors in their endeavor to foster seed innovation and engage with members. Our Board includes: Todd Hyra, SeCan, 1st Vice-President; Georges Chaussé, La Coop Fédérée, 2nd Vice-President; Brent Derkatch, Canterra Seeds, Past President; Doug Alderman, Pride Seeds; Darrell Dziver, BrettYoung Seeds; Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds Limited; Bruce Harrison, Crop Production Services Canada; Bob Hart, Sevita International; Duane Johnson, Syngenta Canada; George Lammertsen, Bayer CropScience; Brian Nadeau, Nadeau Seeds; Roger Rotariu, NuFarm; Ellen Sparry, C&M Seeds; Marty Vermey, Dow Seeds; and Jim Schweigert the American Seed Trade Association representative.

“I have the pleasure of working with the group of tireless individuals who make up the CSTA board of Directors” Wright went on to say. “While we have a lot of work to do over the next year, I’m confident that this is the group that will continue to bring our mission into action”.

Wright concluded by saying “I would welcome all of our members to connect with me or CSTA at any time. We value your feedback, and look forward to building on your great participation. Working together as a whole we can accomplish a great deal this year and continue to work towards the betterment of the seed industry and shared success”.

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