Prairie Oat Growers Association AGM, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

POGA’S 21st ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  Thursday, December 6, 2018, Sheraton Cavalier, Saskatoon, SK, South West Room. 


8:00am Registration and Free Hot Breakfast

8:40am Welcome and Introduction – Art Enns, POGA President 

8:45am Oat Market Outlook, Chuck Penner, LeftField Commodity Research 

9:45am What the Dickens has Oat Genomics Done for You Lately?  The Groats of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come, Nick Tinker, AAFC Research Scientist in Cereal Genomics 

10:15am POGA Annual General Meeting – Art Enns, POGA President

10:30am Coffee Break

11:00am Disruptors in Agriculture, Marty Seymour, Director, Industry and Stakeholder Relations, Farm Credit Canada

12:00pm Soup and Sandwich Lunch – Tour the Sponsor’s Displays

1:00pm Diversifying Markets: Update on China & Mexico, Robynne Anderson, President, Emerging Ag

1:45pm The Ever Changing Climate: The Weather to Expect Beyond 2018, Dave Sauchyn, Ph.D., Professor, Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative

2:15pm The Oat Superstars, a Few Activities the POGA Directors and Staff have been Involved in

2:30pm Beyond Market Access: the Potential in the New Multitude Trade Agreements and the Plant Protein Supercluster, Carlo Dade, Director, Centre for Trade and Investment Policy, The Canada West Foundation

3:15pm Coffee Break 

3:45pm Hey Agriculture: Did You See What They Did to the Canadian Energy Sector? Don’t Let it Happen to You, Brad Wall, Senior Advisor, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP and previous Saskatchewan Premier

5:00pm  Wrap-up and Adjourn – Art Enns, POGA President

5:45pm Social Hour at the Sheraton Cavalier

6:30pm Dinner and Speaker:  – How Making Oat Vodka and Whiskey is Highly Unique and Specialized, John Cote, Black Fox Farm and Distillery (additional fee applies)

8:00pm Adjourn

Daytime seminars, breakfast and lunch $20.00 ($25 at door), optional Evening Banquet $50.00 ($60 at door).

Note: For those arriving on December 5, there will be a meet and greet beginning at 8pm in South West room of the Sheraton Cavalier​.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018