Location: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff.
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Join us for a Meet and Greet the evening of December 6, 2017.
book your rooms today!
Book your rooms for the 20th annual POGA AGM at the historic Banff Springs Hotel. The special room rate for the POGA AGM is now closed. Book your room online or phone (866) 540-4406.
Online registration for the AGM is now closed. On-site registration is also available.
POGA AGM Agenda
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|8:00am||Registration and Free Hot Breakfast|
|8:45am||Welcome and Introduction – Art Enns, POGA President|
|9:00am||What's Driving North American Agriculture in the Year Ahead? Mike Pearson, Market to Market host, Writer of Weekly Journal of Rural America and co-host of Ag News Daily podcast.|
|10:00am||Results from Two Years of Oat Variety trials in Westlock and Falher, AB . . .Spoiler Alert: the best variety was not Morgan in year one; we’ll have to wait and see for year two! Sandeep Nain, General Manager, Gateway Research Organization|
|11:00am||POGA Annual General Meeting – Art Enns, POGA President|
|11:15am||USA Oat Marketing Campaign: What’s Happened in the First 6 months and What’s the Future Plan? Jody Dundas, Partner and Chief Strategist, Suckerpunch Creative|
|12:00pm||Soup and Sandwich Lunch – Tour the Sponsor’s Displays|
|1:00pm||What is the State of the Canadian Transportation Industry Right Now? Mark Hemmes, President, Quorum Corporation|
|1:30pm||China: Progress on POGA's Application to Allow Canadian Oats into China for Food and Feed Use! Robynne Anderson, President, Emerging Ag|
|1:40pm||The Oat Superstars, a Few Activities the POGA Directors and Staff have been Involved in
|2:00pm||Ways the University of Alberta is Developing Oats for End Uses and Utilizing the Total Oat to get more Value for Them, Dr. Lingyun Chen, Ph.D., Professor, University of Alberta|
|2:45pm||The Updated POGA Grower Manual, How It Can Help Producers and Breeding Results from Oat Advantage, Jim Dyck, Owner and Private Oat Breeder, Oat Advantage|
|3:45pm||Oat Market Outlook; Randy Strychar, President, Oatinformation.com|
|4:45pm||Wrap-up and Adjourn – Art Enns, POGA President|
|5:45pm||Social Hour at the Banff Springs Hotel|
|6:30pm||Dinner and Speaker: What Makes Consumers Tick, Carman Allison, VP of Consumer Insights, Nielsen (Additional Cost: $50)|