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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

405 Spray Ave

Banff, AB T1L 1J4


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The event begins with Alberta Barley's 27th Annual General Meeting the afternoon of Wednesday, December 12 followed by our signature pub tour in downtown Banff that evening.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open (Alhambra Foyer)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Alberta Barley Directors and Delegates Policy Discussion (Ivor Petrak Room)

  • Election Candidate Forum
  • Value Creation

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Alberta Barley Annual General Meeting (Ivor Petrak Room)

  • Chair’s report – Jason Lenz
  • General Manager’s report – Tom Steve
  • Review of audited financials FY 2018 – James Melnyk, MNP
  • Review of past and current resolutions
  • Election results

* Please note, while all are welcome to attend the AGM portion of the Prairie Cereals Summit, only directors and delegates are able to vote on resolutions.

ATB Financial Pub Tour

Meet in the main lobby of the Banff Springs Hotel for the shuttle bus to downtown at 6:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rose and Crown(202 Banff Ave)

8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Wild Bill’s Saloon (201 Banff Ave)

9:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Banff Ave. Brewery (219 Banff Ave)

11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Lower Rundle Lounge (Banff Springs Hotel)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alhambra Room, except where noted

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Cascade Conservatory) sponsored by Rahr

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration(Alhambra Foyer)

8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Opening Remarks – Jason Lenz, Alberta Barley and Gary Stanford, Alberta Wheat Commission

8:25 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Innovations on managing disease, insects and weeds

  • Haley Catton, AAFC – Lethbridge
  • Charles Geddes, AAFC – Lethbridge
  • John Laurie – AAFC – Lethbridge

Moderated by David Simbo, Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commissions

9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Increase your cash flow with FarmCash – Syeda Khurram, Alberta Wheat Commission

10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Coffee Break sponsored by SeCan

10:20 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. The Holy Trinity of farm management– Jonathan Small, Global Ag Risk Solutions sponsored by Global Ag Risk Solutions

11:05 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Agricultural Policy: Regulation of atrazine in corn –Isabelle Thibout, AdvancingAg

Introduced by Brian Sewell, Alberta Barley

11:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. International Trade Analysis – Gerry Ritz, Former Federal Agricultur Minister

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Cascade Conservatory) sponsored by Nutrien

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. New variety, now what?

  • Stuart Smyth, University of Saskatchewan
  • Curtis Pozniak, University of Saskatchewan

Moderated by Lauren Comin, Alberta Barley and Alberta Wheat Commissions

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. RMI Analytics Heirloom & Terroir Barley & Malt Symposium Debrief – Wade MacAllister, Antler Valley Farm

2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elections Outlook – Federal and Provincial

  • Duane Bratt, Mount Royal University
  • Tyler Bjornson, Canada Grains Council

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks – Jason Lenz, Alberta Barley & Kevin Bender, Alberta Wheat Commission

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Beer Hour and Research Poster Session (Mt. Stephen Hall)sponsored by Syngenta

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Banquet Dinner (Alhambra Room)

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Banquet Entertainment (Alhambra Room) withAdam Gregory, country singer from rural Alberta sponsored by Rocky Mountain Equipment

Friday, December 14, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Alhambra Room) sponsored by Canada Malting

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings are open to Alberta Barley Directors and Delegates and committee members only

  • Communications Committee (Angus Room)
  • Finance Committee (Strathcona Room)
  • Market Development Committee (Oak Room)
  • Research Committee (Norquay Room)

Attendees are encouraged to book a hotel room under our room block at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at a special group rate of $149 per night plus taxes and fees for a standard Fairmont room. Please note that our room block closes on November 27.

Room booking link and number will be provided via email after you have puchased registration.

Join us as we celebrate the inaugural Prairie Cereals Summit! It will be an exciting event filled with engaging speakers, networking opportunities, delicious food and of course, beer – all taking place in beautiful Banff, the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please contact:

Megan Evans


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