Based in Leduc, Alberta Pulse Growers Commission is a non-profit organization that supports over 6,000 Alberta farmers who grow pulses, including dried peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans and faba beans. Through a refundable levy based on 1 per cent of pulses sold in the province, Alberta Pulse Growers conducts research, administrative, marketing, and extension activities on behalf of our members.
With five zones, eight staff, and a farmer-elected Board of 12 Directors, Alberta Pulse Growers promotes the benefits of including pulses in a sustainable crop rotation and in a healthy diet through research and marketing initiatives, all in an effort to increase the sustainability and profitability of pulse production in Alberta.
We think pulses are surprisingly good - for you and for Alberta farms - and we work hard to make sure you think so too.
Back Row: (Left to Right) Don Shepert (Zone 5), John Kowalchuk (Director-at-Large, Non-Bean), Caroline Sekulic (Vice-Chair & Zone 4), Allison Ammeter (Past-Chair & Zone 2), Fraser Robertson (Zone 4), D’Arcy Hilgartner (Chair & Zone 5).
Front Row: Tim VanderHoek (Director-at-Large, Bean), Ryan Kubinec (Zone 3), Greg Stamp (Zone 1), Doug Sell (Zone 2), Rodney Volk (Zone 1).
Missing: Chris Allam (Zone 3)