Andre Harpe is the Chair for the board of directors of Grain Growers of Canada, which represents over 65,000 canola, pulse and grain farmers from coast to coast. Andre also represents Region 2 for Alberta Canola Producers Commission. Over the past few years, Andre has seen that agriculture policy has become more and more important and that a commons sense approach needs to be taken, to arrive at solutions that work for the farmer. The need to lead the conversation instead of reacting
Born and raised in the Peace country, Andre continues to farm, near Valhalla Centre, with his wife Diane on there third generation family farm. Being a strong believer in community and representation, Andre has had previous experience including Peace Country Health, STARS and Alberta Summer Swimming Association.