Promoting Canadian Oats

24th Annual POGA AGM

December 01, 2021, 7:45 am – 8:00 pm

The 24th Annual POGA AGM will be at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, AB. This is an event you won't want to miss so book your hotel rooms now!

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Very limited hotel rooms available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 306-530-8545 to book.

Registrations Are Now Closed

Online registration for the POGA AGM is now closed. You can still register to attend on-site before the event starts on December 1 for a cost of $25 for the conference and $60 for the banquet. We look forward to seeing you in Banff!

Daytime seminars, breakfast and lunch: $25 at door

Optional Evening Banquet: $60 at door


Click here for a PDF of the 2021 POGA AGM Agenda

Please join us on Tuesday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. for a Meet-and-Greet in Mt. Stephen Hall of the Fairmont Springs Hotel.

7:45am Registration and Free Hot Breakfast
8:25am Welcome and Introduction — Jenneth Johanson, POGA President
8:30am Oat Market Outlook, Randy Strychar, President,
9:30am POGA Annual General Meeting — Jenneth Johanson, POGA President
Oatly, How They Became the Leader in Oat Milk, Keeping up with Demand and Where They are Going Next — Tomas Wennerholm, Oatly Global Oat Supply Manager
10:20am Networking/Coffee
10:45am The Influence Factor: How Fake News Impacts Our Perceptions of Food and Our Choices as Leaders — Kevin Stewart, Farmer, Olympic Television Producer and Media Entrepreneur
12:00pm Lunch — Visit Sponsor Displays
1:15pm Assessing North America Crop Weather Trends for 2022 — Drew Lerner, President, World Weather, Inc.
2:15pm Gene Editing Through CRISPR: Possibilites of Decoding and Tuning of Oat Genes — Dr. Jaswinder Singh, McGill University
2:45pm Oat Production Development, What Consumers Want, What’s Being Tested, and the New Possibilities and Challenges Ahead — Dana Gibson and Maynard Kolskog, Certified Research Chef, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Centre for Culinary Innovation
3:15pm Networking/Coffee
3:45pm Stress Defense: Combat Tips to Help you Move from Stress to Success in your Farm/Business — Michelle Cederberg, Author, Coach, Health and Productivity Expert
5:00pm Wrap-up and Adjourn — Jenneth Johanson, POGA President
5:45pm Social Hour at the Fairmont Hotel
6:30pm Dinner and Speaker: “A Look at the World Through the Eyes of a Saskatchewan Agricultural Technician" — Quick Dick McDick, A YouTube sensation
8:00pm Program Ends – See You in 2022!

*Times and agenda topics subject to change. For pre-registration and credit card payments - register today.

Daytime seminars, breakfast and lunch: $20 ($25 at door).
Optional Evening Banquet $50 ($60 at door).

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