The CGC is responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain grading system.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA — The Canadian Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced the appointment of Patricia Miller as chief commissioner of theCanadian Grain Commission(CGC). The appointment is for a six-year term effective Feb. 13.

The CGC is responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain grading system, and is also one of Canada’s scientific research organizations on grain quality. It regulates Canada’s grain handling industry and is the official certifier of Canadian grain.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Patti Miller to the Canadian Grain Commission,” MacAulay said. “Patti has a wealth of experience in the sector and her passion for agriculture will be of great benefit to the commission’s work.”

Patricia Miller
Patricia Miller
In April 2012, Miller joined the Canola Council of Canada as president. While at the council Miller led the development and implementation of a new strategic plan and guided the industry to successful resolution of several challenging trade issues. Prior to joining the council, Miller worked at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Winnipeg where she managed large-scale program delivery for several years. During her career with AAFC she was responsible for working with Canadian grains and oilseeds producers and industry on policy, trade, market development and research issues in order to facilitate sustainable, profitable market growth in the sector.

Prior to her executive work with AAFC, Miller was communications manager with a multi-national agri-food company in Winnipeg where she provided leadership on government relations, corporate and employee communications. She has a M.Sc., Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.