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January 28, 2015

New president for Keystone Agricultural Producers

Dan Mazier, a grains and oilseeds farmer from the Justice area, was acclaimed president of Keystone Agricultural Producers today at the organization’s annual meeting.

Mazier served as KAP vice-president for the last four years, and is also chair of the workplace and employment committee. In addition, he is a member of both the rural development and environment committees.

Prior to this service, he was a founding member of the KAP young farmers’ forum and served as a KAP young farmer representative for six years.

Mazier has operated West Willow Farms since entering the agriculture industry in 1985, and has been a registered seed grower since that time. He holds a diploma in agriculture from the University of Manitoba, and was recently awarded a certificate of merit from his alma mater for his contributions to Manitoba’s agriculture industry.

Mazier is also currently a member of the steering committee for the new Assiniboine River Basin Initiative which is looking at a multi-jurisdictional approach to water management. He is also president of the Elton Energy Co-operative which is working to develop an alternative energy model.

Mazier replaces Doug Chorney, who has reached his four-year term limit.

KAP’s annual meeting continues tomorrow at the Delta Winnipeg, when Chorney will address delegates, reflecting back on his term as KAP president and looking to the future of agriculture in Manitoba.

The meeting will also feature a presentation by Murad Al-Katib, advisor to David Emerson, chair of the Canada Transportation Act Review, at 11:00 a.m.

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For further information:
Dan Mazier, president – 204-720-4646
Doug Chorney, past president – 204-785-3626
Val Ominski, communications – 204-799-5570