Promoting Canadian Oats

Location: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff.
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Join us for a Meet and Greet the evening of December 6, 2017.

book your rooms early!

Book your rooms early for the 20th annual POGA AGM at the historic Banff Springs Hotel. Rooms are available at a rate of $149/night (plus taxes and fees), with a $12 per person, per day service fee.

Book your room online or phone (866) 540-4406 and use the code "2017POGA". Rooms must be booked before Tuesday, November 14 to receive the $149/night booking rate, so be sure to book early!

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8:00am Registration and Free Hot Breakfast
8:45am Welcome and Introduction – Art Enns, POGA President
8:50am Greetings from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (TBC)
9:00am What's Driving North American Agriculture in the Year Ahead? Mike Pearson, Market to Market host, Writer of Weekly Journal of Rural America and co-host of Ag News Daily podcast.
10:00am Results from Two Years of Oat Variety trials in Westlock and Falher, AB . . .Spoiler Alert: the best variety was not Morgan in year one; we’ll have to wait and see for year two! Sandeep Nain, General Manager, Gateway Research Organization
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am POGA Annual General Meeting – Art Enns, POGA President
11:15am USA Oat Marketing Campaign: What’s Happened in the First 6 months and What’s the Future Plan? Jody Dundas, Partner and Chief Strategist, Suckerpunch Creative
12:00pm Soup and Sandwich Lunch – Tour the Sponsor’s Displays
1:00 pm Oat Market Outlook; Randy Strychar, President,
2:00 pm Ways the University of Alberta is developing oats for end uses and utilizing the total oat to get more value for them, Dr. Lingyun Chen, Ph. D. , Professor, University of Alberta
2:45pm The Updated POGA Grower Manual, How it Can Help Producers and Breeding Results from Oat Advantage, Jim Dyck, Owner and Private Oat Breeder, Oat Advantage
3:15pm Coffee Break
3:45pm Keynote #2 –TBD
4:45pm Wrap-up and Adjourn – Art Enns, POGA President
5:45pm Social Hour at the Banff Springs Hotel
6:30pm Dinner and Speaker: What Makes Consumers Tick, Carman Allison, VP of Consumer Insights, Nielsen (Additional Cost: $50)
8:00pm Adjourn