A pair of incumbents and two newcomers have been elected to the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) Board of Directors.
Ten candidates were in the running for four Sask Wheat director positions.
Regina area farmer Bill Gehl and Ken Rosaasen, who farms near Preeceville, were re-elected. Rosaasen is a former professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Saskatchewan.
Nokomis area farmer Brett Halstead and Weyburn producer Jake Leguee will join the board. Halstead is a former SaskCanola director and Leguee is the youngest of the four elected directors.
Only a relatively small number of eligible Saskatchewan farmers voted in the director election, but the response was much better than the last vote in 2015. A total of 3,266 ballots were counted compared to 1,779 two years ago.
Here are the final election results:
Brett Halstead 1,391 votes
Bill Gehl 1,351 votes
Ken Rosaasen 1,325 votes
Jake Leguee 1,226 votes
Daryl Fransoo (Meota) 1,146 votes
Glenn Tait (Meota) 1,144 votes
Patricia Lung (Humboldt) 1,105 votes
Rodney Luhning (Lumsden) 1,084 votes
Trever Scherman (Battlefords) 959 votes
Scott Sefton (Broadview) 835 votes
Halstead, Gehl, Rosassen and Leguee are each elected to four year terms. They will be joining three existing directors: Laura Reiter of Radisson, Dan Danielson of Saskatoon, and Scott Hepworth of Assinaboia.