Special Crops

Alberta Pulse Growers Commission   Leduc, AB Phone:  780-986-9398 
5007B - 49 Ave.
Leduc, AB    T9E 6M6
Offer Public Tours
Phone:  780-986-9398    Fax: 780-980-2570   
Toll Free:  1-877-550-9398   office@pulse.ab.ca    www.pulse.ab.ca 
# of Employees:  Not Available   
Chair: Allison  Ammeter
Executive Director: Leanne  Fischbuch
Policy & Programs Specialist: Nevin  Rosaase
Research Officer: Jenn  Walker
Products:   Industry Organization   
AF Contact:
Conor Power   conor.power@gov.ab.ca   

Arjazon Seed Trading Ltd.   Fort Macleod, Alberta Phone:  403-553-4776 
P.O. Box 927
Fort Macleod, Alberta    T0L 0Z0
Phone:  403-553-4776    Fax: N/A   
Toll Free:  N/A   martin@arjazon.ca    arjazon.ca 
# of Employees:  Not Available   
Products:   Hemp, Pulses and Oilseeds   
Export Markets:  Caribbean   

Chin Ridge Seeds Ltd.   Taber, AB Phone:  403-223-3900 
Box 4222
Taber, AB    T1G 2C7
Phone:  403-223-3900    Fax: 403-223-1900   
Toll Free:  1-800-563-7333   dhubble@chinridge.com    www.chinridge.com 
# of Employees:  1 to 25   
President: Don  Hubble
Sales/Marketing: Kelly  Barany
Products:   Wild & Companion Bird Feed Products, Raw Ingredients (Millet, Sunflower, Canaryseed), Pedigreed Cereal, Special Crop Seeds, Pedigreed Seed Grain, Human Consumption Sunflowers   
Brands:   Bird's Choice, Mother Nature's, Headstart   
Export Markets:  USA   

Columbia Seed Company Ltd.   Vauxhall, AB Phone:  403-654-2158 
Box 80, 409 - 2 Ave. S
Vauxhall, AB    T0K 2K0
AFPA Member
Phone:  403-654-2158    Fax: 403-654-4238   
Toll Free:  1-877-577-2158   petra@columbiaseed.ca    www.columbiaseed.ca 
# of Employees:  1 to 25   
President/Production: Joerg  Klempnauer
Administration & Logistics: Petra  Klempnauer
: Joerg  Klempnauer
Food Safety/QA: Petra  Klempnauer
Products:   Pea Seed, Edible Marrowfats, Beans, Chickpeas, Peas (Yellow, Green), Small Retail Packages of 9 Pulses, Crispeas   
Brands:   Columbia   
Export Markets:  Global   
AF Contact:
Conor Power   conor.power@gov.ab.ca   

Dale Thacker Specialty Crops   Bow Island, AB Phone:  403-545-6122 
Box 369
Bow Island, AB    T0K 0G0
Phone:  403-545-6122    Fax: 888-243-9209   
Toll Free:  N/A   dtsc@mintfarm.ca    www.mintfarm.ca 
# of Employees:  1 to 25   
President/Manager: Dale  Thacker
Assistant Managers: Kyle Thacker  /Gavin Thacker
Sales/Marketing: Gordon  Reynolds
Food Safety/QA: Gavin  Thacker
Products:   Spearmint, Peppermint & Dill Oils (Kosher Certified), Cereal Grains, Pulse Crops & Oilseeds (Hybrid & Commercial), Hemp   
Export Markets:  USA   
AF Contact:
Kellie Jackson   kellie.jackson@gov.ab.ca   

Grainworks, Inc.   Vulcan, AB Phone:  403-650-3208 
Box 30
Vulcan, AB    T0L 2B0
AFPA Member
Phone:  403-650-3208    Fax: 403-485-6459   
Toll Free:  1-800-563-3756   info@grainworks.com    www.grainworks.com 
# of Employees:  1 to 25   
President: Dwayne  Smith
Sales: Murray  Lambkin
Products:   Certified Organic Grain   
Brands:   Grainworks   
Export Markets:  Japan   
AF Contact:
Kellie Jackson   kellie.jackson@gov.ab.ca   
Keri Sharpe   keri.sharpe@gov.ab.ca   

Lakeland Wild Rice Ltd.   Athabasca, AB Phone:  780-675-4148 
Box 3042
Athabasca, AB    T9S 2B9
Phone:  780-675-4148    Fax: N/A   
Toll Free:  N/A   aptolemy@outlook.com   
# of Employees:  1 to 25   
President: Wayne  Ptolemy
Products:   Wild Rice   
Brands:   Lakeland   
AF Contact:
Kellie Jackson   kellie.jackson@gov.ab.ca   

Lynn Thacker Ag. Corp.   Bow Island, AB Phone:  403-545-6565 
Box 719
Bow Island, AB    T0K 0G0
AFPA Member
Phone:  403-545-6565    Fax: 403-545-6567   
Toll Free:  N/A   clint@ltac.ca    www.ltac.ca 
# of Employees:  1 to 25   
President: Lynn  Thacker
Sales/Marketing: Clint  Thacker
: Clint  Thacker
Food Safety/QA: Clint  Thacker
Products:   Catnip Herb, Catnip Oil, Dillweed Oil, Spearmint Oil, Cereal Grains, Seed Grains   
Export Markets:  North America   
AF Contact:
Kellie Jackson   kellie.jackson@gov.ab.ca   

Northern Girls Hopyard at Windhover Farm   Darwell, AB Phone:  403-816-0120 
Box 128
Darwell, AB    T0E 0L0
Phone:  403-816-0120    Fax: N/A   
Toll Free:  N/A   hopshop@windhover.ca    www.windhover.ca 
# of Employees:  1 to 25   
President: Karin  Smith Fargey
General Manager: Catherine  Smith
Sales/Production: Catherine  Smith
Food Safety/QA: Karin  Smith Fargey
Products:   Fresh & Dried Brewing Hops   
Brands:   Northern Girls Hops   
Parent Company:   Windhover Concepts Inc.   
AF Contact:
Krista Kotylak   krista.kotylak@gov.ab.ca   

Pickseed Canada Inc.   Edmonton, AB Phone:  780-464-0350 
11239 - 186 St. NW
Edmonton, AB    T5S 2T7
Offer Public Tours
Phone:  780-464-0350    Fax: 780-464-0305   
Toll Free:  1-800-265-3925   bletondre@pickseed.com    www.pickseed.com 
# of Employees:  26 to 100   
Director Western Sales: Terry  Scott
Sales/Marketing: Bill  Letondre
Products:   Forage Seed, Turf, Native Grass Seed (Reclamation), Corn   
Brands:   Pickseed, Mapleseed, HiPro Forage, NaturePro Reclamation   
Export Markets:  US   
Parent Company:   Pickseed Canada Inc., Lindsay, ON   
AF Contact:
Kellie Jackson   Kellie.Jackson@gov.ab.ca   

Prairie Harvest Canada Ltd.   Edmonton, AB Phone:  780-454-4004 
12538 - 126 St.
Edmonton, AB    T5L 0X3
AFPA Member
Phone:  780-454-4004    Fax: 780-452-7238   
Toll Free:  N/A   cfacchin@phcanadaltd.com    www.prairieharvestpasta.com 
# of Employees:  1 to 25   
CEO/Sales: Carlo  Facchin
Products:   Dry Pasta, Organic (Kamut Pasta, Semolina Pasta, Pasta Sauces, Beans, Legumes, Popping Corn, Gluten-Free Pasta)   
Brands:   Prairie Harvest, Artesian Acres, Private Label, San Zenone   
Export Markets:  USA   
AF Contact:
Lisa Iwanyk   lisa.iwanyk@gov.ab.ca   
Ileana Costiuc   ileana.costiuc@gov.ab.ca   

Viterra   Lethbridge, AB Phone:  403-382-3400 
2802 - 5 Ave. N
Lethbridge, AB    T1H 0P1
Phone:  403-382-3400    Fax: 403-327-9547   
Toll Free:  1-800-661-1450   blair.roth@viterra.com    www.viterra.com 
# of Employees:  over 100   
Director: Blair  Roth
Merchandisers: Kyle Ulmer/  Cam Bjerkseth
Merchandisers: Kevin Sawchuk/  Nathan Buhler
Merchandiser: Vince  Bokenfohr
Merchandiser: Quinton  Stewart
Products:   Mustard Seed (Whole, Ground & Deactivated), Dry Beans, Dry Peas, Chickpeas, Lentils, Specialty Oats (Groats, Rolled For Livestock), Canaryseed   
Brands:   Viterra   
Export Markets:  Global   
Parent Company:   Viterra, Inc.   

Viterra, Alberta Bean Division   Bow Island, AB Phone:  403-545-2227 
Box 96, 801 - 1 Ave. E
Bow Island, AB    T0K 0G0
Phone:  403-545-2227    Fax: 403-545-6892   
Toll Free:  1-888-756-4039   cam.bjerkseth@viterra.com    www.viterra.com 
# of Employees:  26 to 100   
Director, Special Crops: Blair  Roth
Senior Merchant: Cam Bjerkseth/  Keven Sawchuk
Production: Owen  Cleland
Products:   Beans (Dry Edible, Pinto, Great Northern, Small Red, Black, Yellow)   
Export Markets:  Global   
Parent Company:   Viterra, Regina SK   
AF Contact:
Ileana Costiuc   ileana.costiuc@gov.ab.ca   

W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions   Innisfail, AB Phone:  403-227-2774 
5041 - 50 St.
Innisfail, AB    T4G 1S7
AFPA Member
Phone:  403-227-2774    Fax: 403-227-2766   
Toll Free:  N/A   chris.chivilo@wagrain.ca    www.wagrain.ca 
# of Employees:  26 to 100   
President: Chris  Chivilo
General Manager: Larry  Bevill
Sales/Marketing: Ben  Sivam
Production: Trevlyn  Armstrong
: Juan  Rico
Food Safety/QA: Dragana  Leskovac
Products:   Pulse Crops, Cereals, Oilseeds, Protein/Starch/Fibre Ingredients   
Export Markets:  Global   
AF Contact:
Krista Kotylak      
Conor Power