AGENDA - TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

 

8:00am            Meeting check-in opens, coffee is served
 

9:00 - 9:30       Greetings from Alberta Canola and the Importance of Grower Engagement

  • Roger Chevraux, Chair of Alberta Canola

 

9:30 – 10:30    A Global Perspective on Agriculture

  • Rick White, President & Chief Executive Officer with the Canadian Canola Growers Association 
     

10:30 – 11:00  Break 

 

11:00 - 12:00  Business Risk Management Programs

  • Michael Vadnais, Manager, Business Risk Management Policy with the Canadian Canola Growers Association

 

12:00 - 1:00   LUNCH

 

1:00 - 3:00    A Deep Dive into the Emissions Reduction Plan

  • Learn more about the federal government proposed 30% reduction in fertilizer emissions and what Alberta Canola and our partners are doing on behalf of growers to mitigate the impact of this and other proposed regulations that will affect the success of Alberta farmers.

 

3:00 – 3:30  Break 

 

3:30 - 5:00  Alberta Canola's 33rd Annual General Meeting

  • An update on Alberta Canola's programs, audited financial statements,  budget, regulatory review and voting on motions, resolutions, and elections if required.
     

5:00 - 5:30  A brief recess to prepare the room for the evening


5:30pm       Cash Bar Opens

 

6:00 - 7:30    Evening Banquet

7:30 - 9:00     Canola Power Panel

  • Hear from and ask questions in this interactive session with leaders from across the canola family

 

10:00 pm    Cash Bar closes
 

AGENDA - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

 

7:00 - 8:15        Breakfast

 

8:15 - 8:30         Day 2 Welcome
 

8:30 - 9:30       CanolaEatWell! Increasing Canadian consumer knowledge and demand for canola.

  • Jennifer Dyck, Projects & Communication Lead for CanolaEatWell!

 

9:30 – 10:30   Opportunities for Innovation in Canola - Locally and Globally

  • Jim Everson, President of the Canola Council of Canada
     

10:30 – 11:00  Break 

 

11:00 - 12:00  Canola Agronomy for Southern Alberta

  • Marissa Robitaille Balog,  Agronomy Specialist with the Canola Council of Canada

 

12:00 - 1:00   LUNCH

 

1:00 - 4:00    Southern Alberta Research Symposium

  • Get updates on the research projects underway in Southern Alberta, and get the inside scoop on research funding and the partnerships & programs that allow Alberta Canola to leverage grower dollars into valuable research projects.
  • Have your voice heard and help Albert Canola understand and prioritize research that will benefit growers the most.

 

*Agenda and speakers are subject to changes and additions