June 30, 2022

CSGA’s 2021-2022 Annual Report is Now Available

The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association 2021-2022 Annual Report is now available online.

This was a busy year for CSGA and the sector! Catch up on membership and acreage trends, our new leadership team, our financial update, and our work on Seed Regulatory Modernization. Learn more on the CSGA 2.0 business plan, our departments’ services, and the important steps we have taken towards an even greater leadership role in Canada’s seed system.

You can read the full report here.

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Don’t Wait! AGM Registration Closes Soon

Attending the July 6 CSGA 2022 AGM is the perfect way to ensure you don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the conversation. Open to all members and stakeholders, the AGM allows you to stay up to date on Association business, hear from the leadership team, and have your questions answered.
Registration closes Sunday, July 3. You can register here.

Visit the CSGA AGM webpage for additional meeting information, including the agenda and member resolutions to be considered at the AGM.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact us via email or telephone at (613) 236-0497, ext. 8803.

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AGM Member Resolutions

Last month, CSGA members were invited to submit resolutions in advance of the July 6 virtual Annual General Meeting, to express their views on matters related to the affairs of the CSGA.

The CSGA has received two resolutions for regular members consideration and vote during the AGM. 

Resolution 1 – Moved by Michael Shewchuk; Seconded by Kurt Printz

WHEREAS, over the course of this growing season it has become apparent that some canola hybrids lacked vigorous performance​;

WHEREAS transparency is fundamental in upholding the value of Certified Seed​;

WHEREAS seed vigor testing is not yet standardized in Canada​;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the CSGA work in part with Seeds Canada and other seed industry partners to expedite the process to make seed vigor testing standardized across Canada.

And therefore, be it further resolved that a minimum standard for vigor be developed for major crop kinds​.

Resolution 2 – Moved by Jonathan Nyborg; Seconded by Glenn Logan

WHEREAS a lot of effort went into making the 2022 virtual CSGA Annual Meeting a success; and ​

WHEREAS numerous organizations provided funds to assist with the financing of the Annual Meeting; ​

THEREFORE, be it resolved that CSGA extend thanks to all the speakers, sponsors, organizers, and staff for their efforts and contributions to the 2022 virtual CSGA Annual Meeting.

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SeedCert is Your Certification Window

With the 2022 crop season well underway, it is time to log into SeedCert to monitor your applications.

Whether you are a seed grower or third party, you can access copies of the applications, maps, tags, and reports that are generated and uploaded for your crops and follow their certification progress through the season. Through SeedCert, you can maintain your CSGA accounts from anywhere, anytime – with near real-time information on the status of your 2022 Seed Crop Certification.

Before you harvest, be sure to check on the status of your crops to make sure that all is well, and a certificate has been issued!  

Seed crop certification and membership application deadlines are upon us. If you have not already applied for membership and seed crop certification, please read through the Application Support Document for specific instructions and requirements.

We are always here to help you. If you have questions or require assistance, please contact us via email or telephone at (613) 236-0497, ext. 8803.

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Thank You to Our AGM Sponsors

CSGA would like to thank all our sponsors in advance of our Annual General Meeting!

A great deal of work and expense goes into a virtual Annual General Meeting, and thanks to these companies, CSGA can bring you a successful and efficient virtual AGM.

Click on each logo to learn more about each sponsor.

 

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Contact Us

CSGA staff are here to help you. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember the CSGA national office operates in the Eastern Time (ET) zone.

Telephone: (613) 236-0497
Email: communications@seedgrowers.ca
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8455, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3T1
Courier Address: 21 Florence St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0W6

Click here for complete staff contact information.