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Grains in Action is a three-day course for agricultural leaders to grain knowledge, new experiences, and build relationships. The 2019 Grains in Action course will be held from Monday, January 21 to Thursday, January 24, 2019.

 

Agenda

Monday, January 29, 2018

2:30 – 3:30 PM Registration open
Arrive and check in to hotel, Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre
LOCATION: 50 Stone Road West,Guelph N1G 0A9
3:45 – 4:05 PM Program starts
ROOM: Gryphon room
Welcome and Objectives – Steve McCabe and Maegan MacKimmie· Participant introductions· Explain how participants will be introducing speakers
4:05 – 4:20 PM Opening remarks

  • Barry Senft, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario
  • Mark Brock, Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario
4:20 – 4:30 PM GROUP PHOTO
4:30– 5:30 PM Industry Partner presentations

  • Agricorp
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission
5:30 – 7 PM Meet and Greet Mixer with Spirits Canada with Jan Wescott

ROOM: Flanders Room

7 PM Dinner

ROOM: John McCrae

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

7:00 – 7:45 AM Breakfast at Delta Guelph Hotel
8:00 – 8:40 AM Market Development

Nicole Mackellar, Manager of Market Development, Grain Farmers of Ontario

Paolo Santangelo, SGS Canada, Grains Innovation Laboratory

8:45 – 9:00 AM Check out of Delta Guelph Hotel and board bus
9:00 – 9:20 AM Travel to Harvest Hop & Malt
9:30 – 10:40 AM Tour and talk with Harvest Hop & Malt
10:45 – 1 PM Travel to Sarnia Grain Terminal, Sarnia ON,
1 – 2:30 PM Tour of Sarnia Grain Terminal, Sarnia ON
2:30 – 4:30 PM Travel to Windsor, Ontario
4:30 PM Check in to hotel, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Windsor (Ambassador Bridge)
6:00 – 7 PM Dinner at hotel

ROOM: Grill 55 Windsor

Guest Speaker:

Brendan Byrne, Director District 1

Involvement with Grain Farmers of Ontario

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

ROOM: private dining room beside restaurant

8:30 Check out of hotel and board bus
8:30 – 8:45 AM Travel to ADM, Windsor, ON
8:45 – 10:50 AM Bus tour of ADM and meeting, Windsor, ON

Exit bus for conference room at ADM

10:50 – 11:20 AM Board bus and travel to Hiram Walker, Windsor ON
– Lunch on bus
11:20 – 2 PM Tour and tasting of Hiram Walker
2 – 3:30 PM Board bus and travel to Ridgetown, ON
3:30 – 5 PM Ridgetown : Meet and Greet with Researchers U of G
5 – 6:30 PM Board bus and travel to Quality Hotel and Suites Woodstock
6:30 – 7:15 Check in to hotel
7:15 – 8:30 PM Dinner at East Side Mario’s
Special guests:
Amy Matheson (TENTATIVE)
8:30 PM Return to hotel

Thursday, February 1, 2018

7:00 – 7:50 AM Breakfast at Quality Hotel and Suites Woodstock
8:00 AM Check out of hotel and board bus
8:00 – 9 AM Travel to Wallenstein Feed Mill
9:00 -11 AM Tour and Presentation Wallenstein Feed Mill
11:00 – 11:50 AM Board bus and travel to Springfield Golf and Country Club, Guelph, ON
12 – 12:20 PM Research & Wheat Marketing

Josh Cowan, Manager of Research, Grain Farmers of Ontario

12:20 -12:40 Government Relations and Communications

Debra Conlon, Manager of Government Relations, Grain Farmers of Ontario

12:40 – 1 PM Communications

Manager of Communications, Grain Farmers of Ontario

1 – 2 PM Lunch

Room: Pines room

2 – 2:45 PM Closing remarks

Awards, Valedictorian Speech

2:45 – 3 PM Board bus and travel to Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre,
Program end

– Pick up vehicle at hotel