Crop Week, Saskatoon, Jan. 9-12

Jan. 4, 2012 - Issue 1

The Western Canadian Crop Production Show is at Prairieland Park January 9-12. SaskCanola and the Canola Council of Canada will have a joint booth at Prairieland Park all week.

The SaskCanola Producer Conference and AGM is Thursday, January 12 from 8:30 to 4:00 in Ballroom B of the Saskatoon Inn. Speakers include:

—Venkata Vakulabharanam, oilseed specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, on Canola Trends in Saskatchewan.
—Greg Kostal, Kostal Ag Consulting, with his Canola Market Outlook.
—Les Nernberg, Canola Council of Canada, on After the Crush: Increasing Canola Demand Through Research and Promotion.
—Clint Jurke, Canola Council of Canada, on Clubroot and Its Spread: What Saskatchewan Canola Growers Can Do to Control the Disease.
—Hugh Beckie, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, on The Role of Canola in Weed Resistance.
—Franck Groeneweg, SaskCanola, on Canola Performance Trials 2011.
—Panel discussion on Science-based Solutions to Prevent Trade Barriers.

Click here to find the SaskCanola 2012 AGM Schedule of Events

Register early and enter to win Rider tickets. Saskatchewan canola growers who register for the conference and AGM before noon on Friday, January 6 will be entered into a draw for 4 Rider tickets to the 2012 SaskCanola Rider Game Day next July. Registrants must be at the meeting in order to be eligible for the Rider ticket draw. All pre-registrants will be welcomed to the meeting and lunch. There is no charge for the conference or lunch.

“Celebrating Canola Industry” Banquet, January 12. The program includes speakers from canola days gone by and a retirement tribute to CCC senior agronomy specialist Jim Bessel. Click here to register online, call 1-877-241-7044 or email info@saskcanola.com. Cocktail Reception at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $45.

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