The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) serves Saskatchewan’s agricultural producer interests through direct voluntary membership of rural municipalities. When they do, the ratepayers within their jurisdiction who are actively engaged in agriculture become members in APAS. As members, municipalities have the right to elect a representative to APAS.
The elected representative is responsible to articulate and advance key policy issues from their local area and in turn to regularly bring information on APAS policy positions and activities back to the agricultural producers in their rural municipality. Representatives are responsible to elect from their number, 12 directors from 6 regions across the province, who form the APAS Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
The APAS Board leads the organization and sets its strategic direction. From the elected board, a president and two vice presidents are elected who are tasked with many of the day to day leadership challenges faced by the organization.
Organizations with an interest in agriculture and rural Saskatchewan can also become Associate members. As an Associate member, the organization can sit on APAS Policy committees, attend the Annual General Meeting and participate in setting the direction of the general farm organization. Associate members and APAS collectively are able to pool their resources, expertise and policy reach to better serve farmers and ranchers in rural Saskatchewan.
The APAS Board of Directors may delegate matters for further consideration and analysis to one of its four policy committees, which report back to the Board of Directors and general assembly with recommendations. Each policy committee includes representation from Directors, Representatives, and Associate Member organizations.
APAS is governed by a set of of bylaws. APAS bylaws can be amended, repealed and replaced by a resolution of the APAS Representatives passed by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Representatives present for such vote and otherwise in accordance with The Non-Profit Corporations Act.