Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) has a new President as Jill Verwey was elected at last week's annual meeting.
Verwey has been involved with KAP for eight years and served as a Vice President for the last five. She's also been involved in the agriculture industry for her entire life.
"I was brought up actually on a farm in the Neepawa area, and took some agricultural education through the U of M, I received a diploma in agriculture. I was involved in ag-financing, and then, later on, settled down with my husband in Portage, and we farm south of Portage in part of a four-generation family farm there."
Verwey is the first female President in the organization's history and says while it is a milestone, she feels very comfortable on the board.
"We have a number of women that sit on the board. It's certainly a milestone having a woman take over that role but feeling very comfortable working with the board that I have been for the last number of years."
Verwey takes over the position from Bill Campbell, who served a maximum of four, one-year terms in the position.