Grains in Action is a three-day course for agricultural leaders to gain knowledge, new experiences, and build relationships. The 2020 Grains in Action course will be held from Monday, January 27 to Thursday January 30, 2020.

2020 Agenda

Monday, January 27Tuesday, January 28Wednesday, January 29Thursday, January 30
2:30 – 3:30 PM Registration open

Arrive and check in to hotel, Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre

3:45 – 3:55 PM Program starts

Welcome and Objectives

  • Mel Reekie
  • Megan Wright
3:55 – 4:05 Participant introductions – Mel Reekie will  facilitate

  • Round table
4:05 – 4:20 PM Opening remarks

  • Barry Senft, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario
  • Markus Haerle, 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 – Spirits Canada
7 PM Dinner
6:30– 7:30 AM Breakfast at Delta Guelph Hotel
7:30 – 7:45 AM Check out of Delta Guelph Hotel and board bus
7:45-10AM Travel to Sarnia Grain Terminal, Sarnia ON
10-11:30 Tour Sarnia Grain Terminal
11:30 – 12:45
  • Lunch on bus
1:15-3:30 TBA
2:15-3:15PM Tour of Truly Greenhouse

Across the street – board bus/walk weather dependent

4 PM- 5 PM Travel to Windsor, Ontario
5 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: TBA
7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
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
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 – 6:45 PM Travel to Four Points by Sheraton Cambridge
6:45 Check in at Four Points by Sheraton Cambridge
7:15 – 8:30 PM Dinner TBA
6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast at Four Points by Sheraton Cambridge
7:30 Check out of hotel and board bus
8:30 – 10:30 TBA
10:30-11:30 Research
11:45 – 12 Government Relations
12 – 12:15 Communications
12:15 – 12:30 Market Development
12:30 – 1 SGS Canada, Grains Innovation Laboratory
1 – 2 Lunch
2 – 2:45 Closing Remarks

Want to learn more?

Do you want to learn more about Grains in Action? Do you want to participate in a future offering of the course? For more details, contact Mel Reekie.