Who is APAS?
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) was formed out of a resolution during the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities' (SARM) convention in the Fall of 1999, as an organization that could provide sound farm policy on behalf of Saskatchewan producers. APAS was incorporated in July 2000 under the Non-Profit Corporations Act. In December 2000, the first APAS Board of Directors was elected.
APAS is Saskatchewan’s general farm organization – formed to provide farmers and ranchers with a democratically elected, grassroots, non-partisan, producer-run organization based on rural municipal boundaries. As the united voice of thousands of agricultural producers in Saskatchewan, we strive to represent the views of a wide variety of agricultural stakeholders in order to form comprehensive policies that can benefit all sectors of society.
What we do for our Members
- APAS, with the input of its members, is instrumental in the development of innovative farm policy to both address many of the issues currently affecting agriculture and with a vision for creating new opportunities for Saskatchewan producers.
- APAS is connected to other provincial farm organizations across Canada and represents Saskatchewan producers at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
- APAS uses the strength of its membership to both access and lobby all levels of government on behalf of Saskatchewan producers.
- APAS is continually enhancing our Member Benefits Program to assist producers with their health, insurance, security, telecommunications and equipment needs.
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan provides a respected, unified voice that positively influences agricultural and rural communities.
A respected, thriving agricultural sector.
In carrying out the work of the organization and in all its relationships, APAS will:
- Demonstrate respect, honesty, integrity, openness and a spirit of collaboration.
- Conduct itself in a professional, inclusive and trustworthy manner that is respectful of diversity.
- Be responsive and accountable to the needs of those it serves.
- Maintain a non-partisan political position.
- Reflect democratic principles and practices in all of its activities.