Prairie Cereals Summit

Date: December 06 - 08 | Location: 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4 | Cost: $425

The mountains are calling!

Don't miss your chance to attend the agriculture conference of 2023 - Prairie Cereals Summit! Held December 6 - 8 in Banff, Alberta, we have a dynamic line-up of speakers, endless networking opportunities and epic views of the mountains, this is an event you cannot miss!

Wednesday December 6, 2023

Alberta Room

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Alberta Grains: Farmer to Farmer - G?et to know our farmers and explore our vision of the future

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. AI technology and the Prairie Breeding Program: What does it mean?


  • Lori Ann Kaminski, CWRC
  • Andriy Bilichak, AAFC
  • Nancy Tout, GIFS
  • Gurcharn Singh Brar, UBC

2:30 p.m.- 2:35 p.m. Spotlight On Research

2:35 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Policy Power Session

Greeting's from Ottawa

Policy Panel Featuring:

  • Erin Gowriluk, President, Canada Grains Council
  • Kyle Larkin, Executive Director, Grain Growers of Canada
  • Leif Carlson, Director Market and Trade Policy, Cereals Canada

6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Brews and Clues: Taste Your Way Through Hotel History, sponsored by ATB

Taste Alberta's finest craft beer as you walk your way through the unique history of the Fairmont Banff Springs; round the corner into the Alberta room for great food, beer, and networking.

Thursday December 7, 2023

Cascade Ball Room

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Hot Breakfast, Sponsored by Secan

Alberta Room

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks, Alberta Grains Chairs

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Below The Soil Surface: Understanding Crop-Soil-Water Dynamics Across Wet and Dry Cycles and Bottom-line Production Impacts, Phillip Harder, PhD, University of Saskatchewan

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Don't Sell the Farm: The Future of Financing On The Farm,  Jon Neutens, Vice President, Agriculture, ATB

10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. BREAK sponsored by SeedNet

10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Unbiased Agronomy Through On-Farm Research; Making Clear Decisions For Your Crop, Jeremy Boychyn, Alberta Grains

11:10 a.m. -11:25 a.m. AI and Strategic Weed Management: Turning Predictions into Prescriptions, Greg Stewart, Geco Engineering

11:25 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Spotlight On Research

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Serving Global Grain Markets: Trade and Technical Support Activities


  • Peter Watts, Managing Director, CMBTC
  • Lisa Nemeth, Director, Market Support and Training, Cereals Canada

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. LUNCH sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Cultivating Couples: Working Together On The Farm

Featuring the 2022 and 2023 Outstanding Young Farmers award recipients Ben and Steph Campbell & Greg and Sarah Stamp.

2:00 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Spotlight On Research

2:05 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Cereal Disease: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

Kelly Turkington, AAFC

2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. BREAK sponsored by Bayer

3:05 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. The Power Of Vulnerability, Chris Beaudry, former Humboldt Bronco's assistant coach and Saskatchewan farmer

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception sponsored by BASF

Reception entertainment is provided by violinist Megan Ann Konschuh and CCMA award winner Denis Dufrese

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Evening Banquet, sponsored by Canada Malting

Evening feature presentation:

"Achieve the Unthinkable" Jason Cyrus, motivational hypnotist, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Equipment.

Friday December 8, 2023

Cascade Ball Room

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast, Sponsored by Nutrien

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