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22nd Annual POGA AGM

December 05, 2019, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

The 22nd Annual POGA AGM will be at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg, MB on December 5, 2019. This is an event you won't want to miss so book your hotel rooms now!

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AGM Agenda

Click here for a pdf of the 2019 POGA AGM Agenda

8:00am Registration and Free Hot Breakfast
8:40am Welcome and Introduction – Jenneth Johanson, POGA President
8:45am Greetings - The Honourable Blaine Pederson, Manitoba Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development
8:55am Secrets of The Old Farmer's Almanac Prairie Forecasts, What's Predicted for Weather in 2020, and Other Stuff He probably Shouldn't Be Telling You - Jack Burnett, Managing Editor, The Old Farmers Almanac
9:40am POGA Annual General Meeting – Jenneth Johanson, POGA President
10:10am GHG Emissions and Carbon Capture in Canadian Agriculture - Fraser McPhee, P.Eng. in Bio Systems Engineering and a Manitoba farmer
10:40am Coffee Break
11:00am Agricultural Trade Opportunities and Challenges in the Current Global Context - Fred Gorrell, ADM International Affairs, Canadian Food Inspection Agency & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
12:00pm Soup and Sandwich Lunch – Tour the Sponsors' Displays
1:00pm Regenerative Agriculture: What Does it Really Mean and Does it Have Real Value for Farmers? - Kris Nichols, PhD, Soil Microbiologist for KRIS Systems Education & Consultation
1:45pm Know GMO: Will Agriculture be ALLOWED to Feed 9 Billion People? - Robert Saik, CEO, Saik Management Group/AGVisorPROInc
2:45pm Intensive Agronomy, Intercropping, and Everything In Between to Maximize Profits with Oats - Jessica Pratchler, Research Manager, Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation
3:30pm Coffee Break
4:00pm The Canadian Oats Market: What to Expect in 2020 - Brennan Turner, CEO, Farmland
5:00pm Wrap-up and Adjourn – Jenneth Johanson, POGA President
5:45pm Social Hour at the Winnipeg Delta Hotel
6:30pm Dinner and Speaker: "If You Can't Laugh, You Can't Farm!" - Steve Stublejumpski
8:00pm Adjourn