Producer Representative from the Alberta Wheat Commission
Kevin Auch is the current Chair of the Board of the Alberta Wheat Commission. Kevin grew up on the family farm in the Carmangay area where he still farms with his wife Laurel and where they raised three children.
Kevin graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics. He has worked for Alberta Agriculture and Lethbridge Community College teaching farm management, particularly financial management.
In addition to being on the Board of the Alberta wheat Commission, Kevin has served as a Director on the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, where he spent two years as Chair, and currently sits on the Board of the Carmangay Seed Cleaning Association. Kevin has spent time on the Board of the Carmangay Curling Club, his local church Board, and the Southern Alberta Conservation Association (precursor to Farming Smarter).
Kevin has always had an interest in farming and has been actively involved in trying to improve the family farm, a desire instilled by his father’s conservation efforts. His involvement in the Southern Alberta Conservation Association sparked interest in sustainability and the desire to do things better, while still being profitable. Kevin’s involvement in Cereals Canada is driven by “a new desire for improving our industry as a whole for my current peers, and for future generations of farmers.”