Terry Boehm has had a long involvement with the NFU, having served for many years on the Board of Directors as Vice President, and as President from 2010 until 2013. Prior to that, he was Chair of the NFU’s Transportation Committee. He has been analyzing legislation, trade agreements, government papers and reports, academic journals and reports and corporate data as part of his work for the NFU. He has developed a keen interest and expertise in rail transport legislation, international trade, biotechnology, intellectual property issues (mainly as they relate to seed), seed legislation and variety registration systems in Canada. In addition, he is actively working on the Canadian Wheat Board, the Canadian Grain Commission, and Supply Management, trying to maintain these institutions with their original intent to protect and advance the interests of farmers. He has participated in and asked to speak at numerous national and international events on many of these subject areas.
Terry has also served on several other boards over the years including retail Co-op, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission, AIMS, the Producer Car Coalition, and the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan where he studied History, Economics and Political Science. Terry farms 4,000 acres with his parents 70 kilometers south east of Saskatoon. They grow wheat, durum, barley, yellow mustard, flax, canola, peas, and lentils. It is a family farm, and a conventional farm with some organic acres as well.