Promoting Canadian Oats

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

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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.

Join us for a Meet and Greet the evening of December 6, 2017. More details to come.

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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, Nielson (Additional Cost: $50)
8:00pm Adjourn