The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors. Two APAS Representatives from APAS member RMs are elected to sit on the Board from each of APAS' six districts. Board elections take place every year at the APAS Annual General Meeting in November.
Each year, the Board of Directors elect from their number an Executive Committee, consisting of a President and two Vice-Presidents.
Todd Lewis' family established the family farm in 1904. Todd is the fourth-generation farmer and continues to operate the farm in the Gray district south of Regina. His father Don, brother Rod, and nephew Brendan are involved and together they produce mixed grains, oilseeds and pulses.
Todd is married to Terry and they have one daughter, Kim.
Todd is Division Three councillor for the RM of Lajord #128 starting in 2003 and has been an APAS Representative since 2006. In 2009 he was elected to the Board of Directors and in 2011 was elected to the position of vice-President. In the fall of 2016 Todd was elected APAS President. He is a member of the Finance Working Committee and ex-officio member of all six APAS policy committees.
Todd represents APAS on the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Board. Todd is also a Board Member of the Western Grains and Research Foundation and is a Member on the Investment Committee. Todd also is APAS’ Delegate to the Saskatchewan District of The Co-operators and was on the steering committee for the formation of the Saskatchewan Barley Commission. Todd sits on the Sask Chamber of Commerce - Environment Committee.
Todd’s community involvement currently includes Gray Rink Board, Riceton Volunteer Fire Department Board and is a volunteer firefighter. He is also on the Potash Committee for the RM Council. Todd also coached high school football for a number of years in Regina.
Ian Boxall is the fourth generation and third youngest son to live on the home quarter that was homesteaded in 1904 by his great grandfather in the Tisdale area. Ian and his wife Lisa, together with his brother and sister-in-law, farm 8500 acres of mixed grains, oilseeds and pulses.
Ian and Lisa were married in 2010 and have four children; Grace, Aaron, Riley and Bryce.
After working in the logging industry for 10 years in Alberta, Ian made the move back to the farm in the spring of 2010. Ian was elected councillor for division 3 of the RM of Connaught #457 in 2012. As a councillor, Ian sits on the Tisdale Health Trust committee and the Tisdale volunteer fire department.
Ian went through the Youth Leadership and Mentorship program with APAS and in the spring of 2015 became the representative for the RM of Connaught. In December 2015 Ian was elected to the APAS Board of Directors and in 2016 elected as a Vice President. Ian sits on the Crops and Transportation, and Young APAS Producers policy committees and the Recruitment and Retention working committee.
James Vogt and his wife, Darlene, live on a family farm in the Odessa area. The Vogt farm started in 1906. Darlene and James have three children, Brent, Cody, and Stefanie. Jim, along with Darlene, Brent and his partner Jennifer and their two boys, farm 4500 acres growing wheat, durum, barley, canola, lentils, peas and flax.
James has been a Rural Municipal Councillor for Division 4 in the RM of Francis #127 since 2003. His involvement in APAS began in 2005 as an APAS Representative and in 2011 as an APAS Director for District One.
James’ local involvement has included the Odessa Recreation Board as a representative who led building Odessa’s new rink. He was also on the Board for Odessa's 100th birthday celebration and was past president of both the Odessa Credit Union and Local Hall Board.
Currently Jim is a volunteer firefighter starting in 2000, a member on the local Co-op Board, a member on the Roman Catholic Church Board, a Board Member of the local senior hockey club (the OV Bruins) and is an assistant coach of the OV Bruins.
James is passionate about family life, community involvement, and agriculture.
Terry Anthony was born and raised on a farm in the Moose Jaw area. He ran cattle with his Dad and brother until 1990 when he began his own operation and added grain production to his farm. Terry worked at a number of off-farm jobs to help build his farming operation. In 2001 he resigned from a 16-year career with CPR as an engineer.
Terry was on council for the RM of Baildon #131 for 20 years, first as a Councillor and then as Reeve. He helped establish the Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards which Terry chaired until he resigned from the Board in 2010. Terry became the APAS Representative for the RM in 2015 and in December 2015 was elected as a Director for District Two. He sits on the APAS Livestock Policy Committee.
Terry and Pam were married in 1976. They continue to farm with their sons south of Moose Jaw. Terry and Pam have three children and three grandchildren.
Don Connick grew up on the family farm south of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. After earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, Don worked for Manitoba Agriculture as an Agricultural Representative for 10 years.
Don met his wife, Norma, in Boissevain, Manitoba and together they raised their two daughters, Erin and Krista. Don Connick’s family moved to the family farm where they grew a variety of crops. They also ran a small herd of Hereford cattle and Registered Quarter horses.
After moving to the farm, Don spent several winters instructing agricultural courses for Wascana Institute and Saskatchewan Agriculture.
Locally Don served on the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool committee, the United Church Board and the Gull Lake School Division Board. He was also a member of Toastmasters and a 4-H Light Horse Club Leader.
Don serves as the APAS Representative for the RM of Carmicheal #109. He was elected as a Director and previously served as a Vice-President and interim President.
Don enjoys working on the Rural Life, Recruitment and Retention and Livestock Committees. He is also the APAS appointment to the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council and the South of the Divide group.
Don loves the grasslands. He is an avid photographer. Prairie wildflowers, birds and his three grandchildren are featured in many of his pictures.
Donavon was born and continues to farm in the Leroy area. He now operates a grain farm of 1800 acres and operates a cow/calf operation just south of Leroy with his wife Pearl and son Cody.
Donavon and Pearl have three children; Whitney, Cody and Matthew, and five grandchildren.
Donavon has been active in the community. He has been on several boards including Leroy minor hockey, Leroy curling club, Midway Co-op, Leroy Credit Union and the local church board. Donavon was also a delegate for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for 12 years.
Donavon has been an APAS Representative for the RM of Leroy since 2007, was elected to the APAS Board of Directors in 2012 and served as Vice President in 2015/2016. Donavon sits on the APAS Livestock committee. He has also represented APAS at a number of beef and livestock conferences and events.
Mickey Palfy was born and raised on the farm near Viscount. His farming career started in 1971 with the purchase of a section of land from a neighbour. Mickey farmed with his father until his retirement in 1975. This third generation farm has produced a variety of cereals, pulses, oilseeds and forages.
In 1975 Mickey married his wife Monica and they have four sons: Ryan, Keith, Mickey Jr. and Jeremy. Mickey and Monica have five grandchildren.
Mickey has been involved with APAS as a Representative since 2010 and as a Board member since2012. Mickey serves on the Crops and Transportation policy committee and the Finance and Recruitment and Retention working committees. He represents APAS at the Canada Grain Council whose activities include the Grains Roundtable and the Canadian Global Crop Symposium.
Mickey served as a delegate for the United Grain Growers. He also served on the school board for the St. Alphonse School in Viscount and the local recreation board.
Bill Warrington, a third generation farmer, began farming in 1957. The Warrington family farm began operating in 1909. Bill farms with his brother and his nephew. Together they farm 6,000 acres and grow mixed grains, oilseeds, pulses, silage and have a herd of 160 cows in a cow-calf operation.
Bill and Carole were married in 1965. They have a daughter and two grandchildren.
Bill was elected as an APAS Representative for the RM of Antelope Park #322 in 2003 and to the APAS Board of Directors in 2010. He is a member of the APAS Livestock Committee.
Former community involvement includes Bill’s election to the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Committees at Greene and later at Marengo and the SWP Livestock Committee at Kindersley. He was also involved in the Marengo Rink Board. Bill was actively involved in the Water West Pipeline that brought water from the South Saskatchewan River to Kindersley.
Currently, Bill is Chairman of the Kindersley and District Plains Museum Board and is a member of Province of Saskatchewan Highways Committee for the west-central portion of Saskatchewan.