KAP members belong to one of 12 districts or a commodity association. When issues arise, they are brought forward to district committees or commodity associations to develop a resolution. A resolution is an action item for the entire KAP membership to consider.
Resolutions are brought forward to any of the three advisory council meetings during the year or to the KAP annual meeting. Here, they are debated by representatives from all districts and commodity organizations. If passed, a resolution becomes official KAP policy. At this point, the KAP executive, with support from KAP staff, take action on these policies. This could be in the form of direct advocacy through face to face meetings with elected officials, presentations to legislative committees, letters to government officials, news releases, solicitation of support from other stakeholders, participation in consultations, or events to draw attention to the issue.
Committees & Chairs
There are 9 KAP Policy Committees which are made up of KAP members with expertise in specific topic areas. They provide research, support and recommendations to the organization. Each committee is chaired by a KAP board member.
Business Risk Management – Paul Gregory
Environment and Land Use – Neil Galbraith
Grains, Oilseeds and Pulses – Mitch Janssens
Livestock – Jill Verwey
Taxation – Chuck Fossay
Transportation – Kevin Stott
Rural Policy – Jill Verwey
Workplace and Employment – George Graham
Young Farmer – Jake Ayre and Colin Penner