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. 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!

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POGA AGM Agenda

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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 Disruptors in Agriculture – Marty Seymour, Industry and Stakeholder Relations, Farm Credit Canada
12:00 pm Soup and Sandwich Lunch – Tour the Sponsor’s Displays
1:00 pm Diversifying Markets: Update on China and Mexico – Robynne Anderson, President, Emerging Ag
2:00 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)
8:00 pm Adjourn

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