Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission
Zenneth Faye was raised on the family farm near West Bend, SK in the Parkland Region of Saskatchewan. He attended university in Saskatoon where he received his Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked for John Deere Canada until he and his wife Cindy returned to the farm on a full-time basis. Zenneth subsequently started a small manufacturing business, which designed and built cattle handling and feeding equipment and managed a 100-cow commercial beef cattle herd.
Faye became a Director for the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association and subsequently the inaugural Chair of the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission. He was also the Western Vice-President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association along with roles in multiple other organizations.
Zenneth along with researchers from the University of Saskatchewan developed a technology to produce Biodiesel and many other coproducts from off-grade canola seed and Milligan Bio- Tech Inc. was started, for which he was General Manager.
In 2012, Zenneth was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Agriculture in Canada, and he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2013.
Zenneth has been on the board of BCC since 2014, on the Executive Committee since 2017, and Chair of the board since 2019.