Saskatchewan New Horizons Fall 2019
My term as president of the SAAA certainly has been an event full one. We saw the SEAT program finally become a reality after being a dream of many for decades, it is limited to a few Operators at this time, but it will only grow from here. We are in the process of reviewing and updating our bylaws which were outdated and need to reflect our members needs. We have had weather extremes of drought and flooding which has been trying for farmers and aerial applicators alike. Commodity prices have gone from highs to lows which has been trying for everyone in the industry.
We have had some younger board members take on leadership roles which is great to see. Chad Vanderbyl will be assuming the Presidents role at the SAAA AGM and is also now the CAAA Vice President. He has recently been accepted into the Syngenta Leadership Training Program. We have been guaranteed a candidate for the Leadership Training Program in the past but this year that was not the case but Chad was accepted, definitely a feather in his hat. I am sure he will be an excellent leader bringing new ideas and ensuring the longevity of our industry.
This year after two years of drought in the South West few have been busy however crops are looking better and next year should be better. Now we need a good fall to get the crops off which are late this year throughout the province.
Plans for the Wings of Saskatchewan Conference are coming together, and I am sure Marilyn will ensure that we have another great conference. Hopefully see you all in Regina!
Saskatchewan Aerial Applicators Association