Location: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff.
Date: Thursday, December 7, 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 $169/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.
POGA AGM Agenda
(Click here to download a printable PDF - 365 KB)
|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|
|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, Oatinformation.com|
|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|
|3:45pm||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)|