The Alberta Seed Processors are a network of seed and grain processing professionals focused on providing Alberta farmers, seed growers and the agriculture industry with value-added services to support the growth of the local and global agriculture economy. We are a collective of community-minded businesses, working together to offer our members group benefits, professional and business development, through membership and the power of peer networking.

OUR Vision

To create seed and grain processing opportunities for local and global markets.


To strengthen and build upon past accomplishments in seed and grain processing and business diversification focusing on long term business sustainability.

We will achieve this through:

  • Fostering a network of processing professionals by creating an environment of continual professional development focusing on best practices
  • Delivering and enhancing group service benefits – embracing co-operative spirit
  • Advocacy, market development, industry involvement


Association of 67 seed & grain processing plants located in all cropping areas of Alberta & the BC Peace Region.

Handle 40-45 million bushels of seed & grain :

75% of the total volume is planting seed.

Plants within Alberta are subject to Provincial Acts & Regulations, including Weed Control Act, & Agricultural Pest Control Act.


  • Flexible and dedicated operators and plant managers ensure massive volumes are processed each year. Crops handled through member facilities range from cereal and pulse crops to oilseeds and specialty crops such as hemp.
  • Business-minded operators and the Board of Directors at each site are always looking for unique, new opportunities to bridge the seasonal nature of traditional seed processing.
  • Many sites have good road access, able to handle the largest trucks, with select sites having access to rail and major roadways.
  • Delivering value added processing and services to our communities such as seed treating, certified seed for sale, farm supplies and feed, custom seed blending, on-site bins, access to seed testing and rail car loading services.


  • Over the past three years, more than $17 million were spent in facility upgrading. The modernization of most facilities means the access to optical sorting and legal for trade weighing systems for even the largest transport trucks is now available at most sites.
  • In the past five years, two state of art facilities have been built, with construction on two more new facilities now underway. This demonstrates ASP’s dedication to constant improvement and reinvestment into the industry, rather than payments of dividends to shareholders.


Currently, membership is open to any agricultural based co-op within a reasonable distance to Alberta to ensure membership benefits can be delivered.

Membership benefits include the following:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Group liability and capital protection insurance
  3. Group employee benefits – including pension plans
  4. Access to seed industry news through association outreach within the industry
  5. Access to grain exporting opportunities
  6. Other sundry group purchase benefits
  7. Operator/employee training and networking


Tom Coppock

Director – Region 3

Todd McCann

Director – Region 1

Doug Sell

Director – Region 2

Chad Kanngiesser

Director – Region 4

Louis Dechaine

Director – Region 5

Uwe Quedenbaum

Director – Region 6

Mike Head

Director – Region 7

Hugh Baier

Manager Representative

Greg Andrews

Manager Representative

Dan Brachmann


Kellie Jackson

Alberta Agricuture, Forestry & Rural Development Advisor

Monica Klaas

General Manager

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