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About Us

Directors & Staff

The Flax Council of Canada is a national organization which promotes Canadian flax and flax products for nutritional and industrial uses in domestic and international markets.

Directors
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Erwin Hanley

Member at Large

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Rob Dreger

O&T Farms

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Nick Matheson

Manitoba Crop Alliance

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Scott Sefton

SaskFlax

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Megan Kemp

Zeghers Canada

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Detlef Volz

C. Thywissen

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Drew Fossum

Scoular

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Rex Newkirk

Member at Large

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Director at Large

Staff

Wayne Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Flax Council of Canada


Wayne is an Agricultural Economist and grew up on the family farm in Saskatchewan. He received his education at the University of Saskatchewan completing his Master’s as an Agricultural Economist.

Leading up to his arrival at SaskFlax he has worked in the oilfield, with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture in the Policy Branch, as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association and most recently at the Western Grains Research Foundation as a Research Program Manager.

Flax Council of Canada

The Flax Council of Canada is a national organization which promotes Canadian flax and flax products for nutritional and industrial uses in domestic and international markets.