The Grower Engagement Meetings are designed to allow canola growers from across Alberta to hear from, interact with, and provide direct feedback throughout the day to the Alberta Canola directors, staff, and partners attending.



8:30am - Meeting check-in opens

9:00 - 10:00am - Alberta Canola update

  • Welcome & introductions of directors, staff & guests
  • The role of Alberta Canola - past, present, and future
  • Review of Alberta Canola's 2020-21 audited financial statements 
  • Presentation of Alberta Canola's budget and priorities for 2021-22

10:00 – 10:30am - Break

10:30 – 12:00pm    Alberta Canola Research

  • Research program & funding 
  • Agronomic update from Keith Gabert, Canola Council of Canada Agronomy Specialist
    • Blackleg
    • Clubroot
    • Lygus
  • Regional research needs inquiry

12:00 – 1:00pm     LUNCH

1:00 – 1:30pm     Alberta Canola Public Engagement & Promotion

  • Telling the canola story to your family, friends, and neighbours

1:30 - 3:00pm        Alberta Canola Government & Industry Affairs

  • Priority issues update
  • Advocacy panel Q&A with Alberta Canola directors and staff
    • Does the farmers’ voice matter? What’s it like to meet with the Ag Minister? What really happens in Ottawa?

3:00 – 3:30pm        Wrapping up the day

  • Q & A with the directors and staff
  • Next steps