Location: Sheraton Cavalier, Saskatoon, SK
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
For those arriving on December 5, join us for a Meet and Greet in the South West room of the Sheraton Cavalier, beginning at 8:00 pm.
Book Your Rooms Now!
Book your rooms now for the 21st annual POGA AGM at the beautiful Sheraton Cavalier. Rooms are available at a rate of $139/night (plus taxes and fees), including parking.
Call 1-306-652-6770 and mention "POGA AGM". Rooms must be booked before Saturday, November 24 at 5 pm to receive the $139/night special rate, so be sure to book early!
POGA AGM Agenda
|8:00 am||Registration and Free Hot Breakfast|
|8:40 am||Welcome and Introduction – Art Enns, POGA President|
|8:45 am||Oat Market Outlook – Chuck Penner, LeftField Commodity Research|
|9:45 am||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|
|10:15 am||POGA Annual General Meeting – Art Enns, POGA President|
|10:30 am||Coffee Break|
|11:00 am||Diversifying Markets: Update on China and Mexico – Robynne Anderson, President, Emerging Ag|
|11:45 am||Soup and Sandwich Lunch – Tour the Sponsor’s Displays|
|12:45 pm||Disruptors in Agriculture – Marty Seymour, Industry and Stakeholder Relations, Farm Credit Canada|
|1:45 pm||The Ever-changing Climate: The Weather to Expect Beyond 2018 – Dave Sauchyn, Ph.D., Professor, Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative|
|2:15 pm||The Oat Superstars, a Few Activities the POGA Directors and Staff Have Been Involved In|
|2:30 pm||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|
|3:15 pm||Coffee Break|
|3:45 pm||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|
|5:00 pm||Wrap-up and Adjourn – Art Enns, POGA President|
|5:45 pm||Social Hour at the Sheraton Cavalier|
|6:30 pm||Dinner and Speaker: How Making Oat Vodka and Whiskey is Highly Unique and Specialized – John Cote, Black Fox Farm and Distillery (additional fee applies)|