Working for Farmers: KAP Policy

Policy Development

How KAP Policy is Developed

KAP members from 12 districts discuss current issues in agriculture, passing resolutions they believe will address their concerns.

Each district takes its resolutions to one of the three General Council meetings during the year, or to the KAP annual meeting. Here, they are debated by representatives from all districts. Member commodity (producer) organizations can also put forward resolutions.

If passed, a resolution becomes official KAP policy. At this point, the KAP Management Team and the Executive to the General Council, with support from KAP staff, take action on these policies.

This could be in the form of direct advocacy through face to face meetings with elected officials, presentations to legislative committees, letters to government officials, news releases, solicitation of support from other stakeholders, participation in consultations, or events to draw attention to the issue.

There are also seven KAP policy committees which are made up of KAP members with expertise in specific topic areas. They provide research, support and recommendations to the organization.

Policy Committees Chairs
Business Risk Management Theresa Bergsma
Environment and Landu Use Curtis McRae
Grains, Oilseeds and Pulses Justin Jenner
Livestock/Traceability George Matheson
Rural Development Kyle Foster
Transportation Reg Dyck
Workplace and Employment Doug Chorney