2021/05/10 – The Votes Are In!
Guelph (ON) and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC), May 10, 2021
On April 30, 2021, Lactanet released the voting results from 28 Resolutions submitted from dairy producers across the country. The on-line voting process captured well-over 1100+ votes, giving all licensed Canadian dairy farmers the opportunity to have a voice and shape the future of dairy.
“We are very excited to have released the on-line resolutions process with such success,” mentions Neil Petreny, CEO, Lactanet Canada. “The number of resolutions received was above our expectations and our chat forum and voter engagement was impressive.”
“In order for the future generation to have access to well-governed organizations where they will be heard, I will make it a point to participate in the Lactanet National Resolution Program,” stated Benoît Turmel, Les Fermes Turmel Inc., Sainte-Marie, Québec.
The Resolutions program and on-line website were launched in March 2021. The initiative is designed to encourage producers to share ideas, connect in the on-line chat forum and vote on non-binding resolutions. Carried resolutions now rest with the Lactanet Board of Directors that will consider the ‘next steps and action plan’ during the summer months.
Lactanet and its Board would like to extend a sincere thank-you to everyone who participated in the process. Perspective, opinions, and knowledge sharing stimulates best practices and collective evolution. The voice of Canadian dairy farmers is vital as a guiding light to the development of valuable tools, services and products for a thriving dairy industry.