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Dave Carey Moving to Canadian Canola Growers Association

Dave Carey is executive director of the Canadian Seed Trade Association.

The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) is welcoming Dave Carey as its new vice‑president of government & industry relations beginning in early 2020.

“Dave brings a strong background in strategic leadership and government and industry relations to this new role at CCGA,” says Rick White, CEO of CCGA. “We’re excited he will be joining our team early in the new year. His experience working with various levels of government and collaborating with stakeholders across the agriculture sector will be an asset in serving Canada’s canola farmers.”

Carey comes to CCGA after working in Canada’s seed industry for more than seven years. He has held the position of executive director at the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) since 2017 and previously worked in roles involving government affairs, stakeholder relations, and policy at CSTA. Carey also spent time working on Parliament Hill as staff for several MPs.

Carey holds a BA in political science from Brock University and a master’s certificate from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

In his new role, Carey will be responsible for managing relationships with government and industry stakeholders as well as advocating on issues, programs and policies that enhance the success of Canadian canola farmers. Carey’s position will be based in CCGA’s Ottawa office.

CCGA represents more than 43,000 canola farmers on national and international issues, policies and programs that impact farm profitability.

Carey sat down with Germination’s Marc Zienkiewicz earlier this week at the CSTA’s semi-annual meeting in Calgary. Go here to listen: