At their AGM, the Western Grains Research Foundation named their new chair along with some other directors.

Laura Reiter of Radisson, Saskatchewan is stepping into the position, replacing outgoing chair Dr. Keith Degenhardt.

The WGRF is a farmer-funded and farmer-directed non-profit organization that invests in agricultural research.

Reiter says that she's excited to keep working with the group.

"I'm looking forward to more of the same, I guess. the WRGF is very good at working with the other commissions and associations and governments and universities and getting ag research happening that is important for Saskatchewan and western Canadian producers."

That includes the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Program, which sends out $2.5 billion in funding from the federal government.

"We're working with the federal government on the Sustainable CAP. They have spending for research in clusters, so WGRF has been involved in the last CAP project, so we are moving forward with that."

Overall, Reiter says that she's happy to keep working with the many directors, who represent areas spanning from Manitoba to BC.