SCHEDULE

Tuesday, February 5th

6:00 - 9:00pm       Wheat Growers' Reception

Wednesday, February 6th

7:00 - 8:00am        Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15am        Welcome and Introductions

8:15 - 9:15am        Session 1 - Blue River Tech

9:15 - 10:00am      Session 2 - Dennis Prouse - PRMA

10:00 - 10:30am    Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00pm    Session 3 - Seed Value Creation

12:00 - 1:00             Shovel of Gratitude

1:15pm                    Depart for Port of Vancouver Tour

2:00 - 4:00pm         Port of Vancouver Tour

4:30pm                    Mahony & Sons Pub (cash bar)

6:30pm                    Dinner on your own

Thursday, February 7th

7:00 - 8:00am        Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00am        Session 4 - Case IH Tech Update

9:00 - 10:00am      Session 5 - James Moore - Internationsal Trade

10:00 - 10:30am    Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00pm    Session 6 - Transportation Panel

12:00 - 1:00pm       Lunch - Adam Dyck - End Use Quality

1:15pm                    Tour of Rogers Flour Mill or Ritchie-Smith Feed Mill

 

GUEST SPEAKERS

DENNIS PROUSE

A number of surprise decisions from PMRA have placed Canadian farmers in jeopardy in terms of access to critical tools. This challenge becomes even more profound when one considers that competitors in the U.S. are unlikely to face any such restrictions going forward. Dennis Prouse of CropLife Canada will outline the challenges faced by the industry when it comes to PMRA and re-evaluation, and why regulatory modernization is critical to the future of Canadian agriculture.

Dennis is Vice President, Government Affairs at CropLife Canada, communicating the vision of CropLife Canada to elected officials, political staff, and senior public servants at all levels of government. Dennis spent five years working on Parliament Hill, including three years in the Prime Minister’s Office. Dennis served on the Board of Directors of the Government Relations Institute of Canada for six years.  He has also been recognized for six consecutive years on The Hill Times annual list of the Top 100 Lobbyists in Ottawa. 

Twitter: @Dennis_Prouse

 

JAMES MOORE

James Moore is a Senior Advisor at the multinational law firm Dentons and a Public Policy Advisor at the global firm Edelman. He also serves as Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia, is the national vice-chair of the Canadian Cancer Society, a member of the NAFTA Council for the Government of Canada and a corporate director. 

Previously he served as Canada's Minister of Industry, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages and Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific Gateway and Minister for the 2010 Olympics over his 15 year career as a Member of Parliament.

James will be speaking about Trump, Canada and politics in 2019. 

Website: dentons.com

 

ADAM DYCK

Adam has held the position of Program Manager with Warburton Foods Ltd. Canada since 2009 and has been a Director with the company since 2013. With Warburtons, Adam is responsible for all Canadian operations and ensuring the contracting, purchasing and delivery of high quality defined Canadian Spring Wheat to Warburtons in the United Kingdom. Adam has a close working relationship with Warburtons 500+ contracted farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, pedigreed seed companies, and plant breeders. Adam works in partnership with several grain companies and the Canadian International Grains Institute to implement the Warburtons Identity Preserved Wheat Program. Prior to joining Warburtons, Adam worked in the seed industry, where he specialized in domestic and international Market Development.

Adam grew up west of Winnipeg on his family's pedigreed seed farm. It was here where he developed his passion for agriculture. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba and maintains his Professional Agrologist designation. Adam sits as a Director on several boards, including Warburton Foods Ltd., Cereals Canada and his local minor hockey association. 

Adam will speaking about "end use quality" - What is quality in the eyes of Canada’s premier wheat customer? Why there is a lot more to wheat quality than grade and protein. What will farmers be paid for in the future?  

Twitter: @adamjdyck 

 

 

CP RAIL/PORT OF VANCOUVER

Updates on the latest CP Rail developments and Port of Vancouver upgrades will be discussed.

Websites: cpr.ca   portvancouver.com