Promoting Canadian Oats

24th Annual POGA AGM

December 01, 2021, 8:00 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!

Book Your Rooms Now!

Call the Reservations Department at 1-833-762-6866 to book your room for the special rate of $179 per night (plus $14/person/day), or book online here!

Reserve under: POGA Annual General Meeting
POGA reservation block closes on November 9, 2021

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Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open and early pricing is available until November 24th. Pricing increases after November 24th, so register today!

Daytime seminars, breakfast and lunch: $20.00 ($25 at door)

Optional Evening Banquet $50.00 ($60 at door)

Register for the 24th Annual POGA AGM


 Agenda

Click here for a PDF of the 2021 POGA AGM Agenda

Beginning at 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 30 please join us for a Meet-and-Greet in the Alhambra/Foyer 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, Oatinformation.com
9:30am POGA Annual General Meeting — Jenneth Johanson, POGA President
9:50am
TBC: 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 Coffee Break
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 Soup and Sandwich Lunch — Tour the Sponsor Displays
1:15pm Assessing North America Crop Weather Trends for 2022 — Drew Lerner, President, World Weather, Inc.
2:15pm Gene Editing through CRISPR: Possibilities of Decoding and Tuning of Oat Genes — Dr. Jaswinder Singh, McGill University
2:45pm Oat Product 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 Coffee Break
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 Adjourn

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