John Guelly
John Guelly
Alberta farmer & Chair of Alberta Canola
John Guelly is a 3rd generation canola, wheat and malt barley farmer from Westlock, AB, where he was born & raised. John has been a Director of Region 5 for Alberta Canola since 2015 and is currently the Chair.

John is a Professional Engineer (B.Sc in Ag Engineering from the University of Alberta (1990) and has previously worked in manufacturing while farming but now works winters consulting while operating the family farm. His passion is agriculture and specifically canola. He enjoys on farm research and trials, most sports as well as interacting on Twitter as @WheatGeerJJ.

Ward Toma
Ward Toma
General Manager, Alberta Canola
Ward joined Alberta Canola as the General Manager in 1999 and oversees the implementation of services and programs in grower relations and extension, public engagement and education, government and industry affairs, and research.


Tuesday, January 26


  • overview of Alberta Canola activities
  • review of Alberta Canola's 2019-20 audited financial statements 
  • presentation of Alberta Canola's budget for 2020-21
  • resolutions (must be received by Tuesday, January 12)
  • Region 5 director election - details and nomination form