Portage-area farmer Ian Wishart



The president of our province's general farm organization has stepped down.

Ian Wishart announced his resignation at Keystone Agricultural Producers' General Council meeting in Portage on Thursday.

"I'm moving on in a different direction and we'll see how that plays out in the future," says Wishart, who was serving his third term as president. Previously, he served four years as KAP's vice-president.

The Portage-area farmer says working on the ALUS project and with the province on site-specific nutrient management regulations were two highlights from his time with KAP.

"Certainly there have been some real highlights. There have also been some things unresolved which I wish we had made more progress on," Wishart says.

"I certainly have enjoyed my time at Keystone. I was very proud to represent such a fine organization for as long as I did. I look forward to the future but I'm certainly going to miss my time at Keystone."

A motion was passed at the meeting to have vice-president Rob Brunel serve as president until KAP's annual meeting in January. Brunel operates a grain and oilseed farm near Ste. Rose.

~ Friday, October 15, 2010 ~