Promoting Canadian Oats

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. While the hotel room block ended on November 24th there may still be a few rooms available. Call the Sheraton Cavalier at 1-306-652-6770 to inquire.

Thanks to our Sponsors!


Online registration for the Prairie Oat Growers Association's AGM is now closed, however please come to the AGM and register on site!


POGA AGM Agenda

(Click here to download a printable PDF - 365 KB)

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 Plant Protein and the Potential in the Three New "NAFTAs,” - 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 Speakers:

Greetings from Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister, the Honourable David Marit

How Making Oat Vodka and Whiskey is Highly Unique and Specialized – John Cote, Black Fox Farm and Distillery (additional fee applies)

8:00 pm Adjourn