The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is set to officially welcome their new Executive Director on Monday, September 19th. 

Dion McGrath moves into the role as General Manager Duane Haave retired in late August.

President Ian Boxall says Dion's wealth of experience will make him a great fit for the organization. 

McGrath has worked in various executive roles in the public sector, to previously serving as the CEO of Southeast College in Weyburn and working with his partner to create a 
digital marketing company called Above the Fold.

He says one of the factors that attracted him to this role with APAS is how the organization has evolved and grown to be a leader in identifying policy solutions for the success of the ag community.

"Looking at the variety of issues that APAS has advocated on behalf of producers, they have shown time and again to be an effective voice for ag producers and that is a great environment to be part of."

For McGrath it brings him full circle, as he grew up on a mixed grain and hog farm near LeRoy.