CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers today announced that the 50th Anniversary convention, scheduled for November 24 and 25, 2020 in Regina has been cancelled.
“We have reviewed the health and safety regulations for group gatherings and determined that it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel this year’s convention. This is very unfortunate, as we are celebrating 50 years of advocating for Western Canada’s wheat farmers,” said Gunter Jochum, President.
All convention registrants will be receiving an email that outlines the refund process and book purchases.
As a part of the Wheat Growers celebration, the book “Warriors for Wheat” was written to commemorate the past 25 years. “Warriors for Wheat is not just the history of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, but also the impact of government decisions on grain and oilseed farmers across Western Canada,” said Clayton Kotylak, Saskatchewan Director. Online sales are available through the website.
As an alternative to the convention, a series of webinars will be offered for members and guests. “We are all becoming used to online webinars and while we all miss the social interaction with our colleagues, the Wheat Growers are pleased to present speakers on the issues that impact us all,” closed Jochum.
The press conference video may be viewed here.
About the Wheat Growers:
Celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary in 2020, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. The 50th anniversary book, “Warriors For Wheat” is available to purchase online.
For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.