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)
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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