Former Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) president and East Selkirk farmer Doug Chorney is looking forward to his appointment to the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), which starts on Monday, February 13.
Chorney will serve as the agency's assistant chief commissioner.
He noted his experience with KAP taught him a lot about how the CGC works.
“Now I'm going to be given an opportunity to be part of that process. I think it's going to be a natural transition for me. I understand the role of being a regulator, but I also understand that the reason the CGC exists, for the most part, is to protect producers and that's always top of mind for me."
Chorney said he had to step down from his current positions with Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) and with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, adding the CGC appointment will be a full time commitment for the next five years.
Former Canola Council of Canada President Patti Miller takes over the position of chief commissioner on Monday as well, along with new commissioner Lonny McKague of Saskatchewan.