The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan serves Saskatchewan’s agricultural producer interests through direct voluntary membership of rural municipalities. When a rural municipality decides to join APAS, all ratepayers in that RM become members of APAS. Each member RM must elect or appoint an APAS representative. Read more about APAS Membership
The elected representative is responsible for bringing the concerns of the agricultural producers in their RM to APAS policy discussions and in turn report back on APAS policy positions and activities to their rural municipality. Two Representatives from each district are elected to the APAS Board of Directors. The list of current APAS representatives can be found here.
Board of Directors
The twelve-member APAS Board leads the organization and sets its strategic direction. From the elected board, a president and two vice presidents are elected and tasked with many of the day to day leadership challenges faced by the organization. The list of the current Board of Directors can be found here.
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 Saskatchewan. The list of current APAS Associate members can be found here.
The APAS Board of Directors may delegate matters for further consideration and analysis to one of its six policy committees:
- Crops and Transportation
- Economic and Trade
- Land and Environment
- Rural Life
- Young APAS Produducers
The policy committees 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 APAS bylaws can be amended, repealed and replaced by a resolution of the APAS Representatives passed by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Representatives present for such vote and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.