Prairie Cereals Summit

Date: December 08 - 09 @ 8:30 am - 8:00 pm | Location: Banff Springs Hotel | Cost: $250.00

Join Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission as they host the 4th annual Prairie Cereals Summit (PCS) in iconic Banff.

This industry favourite begins with Alberta Barley's 30th Annual General Meeting the afternoon of Wednesday, December 8 followed by a beer tasting sponsored by ATB Financial. On December 9, a full agenda of leading experts and industry speakers present on all things wheat and barley. See the agenda below.
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Prairie Cereals Summit Agenda

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                  Registration Open

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                    Alberta Barley directors and delegates session

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                    Alberta Barley Annual General Meeting (AGM)

*Please note, while all are welcome to attend the AGM portion of the Prairie Cereals Summit, only directors and delegates are able to vote on resolutions.

 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                  BASF Welcome Reception

ATB Financial Beer Tasting

7:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.                   Fairmont Banff Springs - Cascade Room

Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Alhambra room

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by Rahr Malting

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks – Tara Sawyer, Alberta Barley and Todd Hames, Alberta Wheat Commission

8:40 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Fireside chat on food inflation and supply chain challenges – Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University and Tom Steve, Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Fertilizer Presentations – Front of Mind Issues for Farmers

  • Karen Proud, Fertilizer Canada - Federal Targets and Emissions Reduction Initiatives
  • Ryan Furtas, Government of Canada - Fertilizer supply and demand changes with Shannon Sereda, Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions moderating

10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Coffee Break sponsored by Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. From NAFTA to CUSMA: Modernizing North American Agriculture Trade Rules - Aaron Fowler, Government of Canada

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Right to Repair - Geoff Backman, Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions and Cole Siegle, Farmer

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Plot 2 Farm Panel - Jeremy Boychyn, Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, Gord Ellis, Ellis Ag and Wade McAllister, Antler Valley Farms

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Alberta's Wild Ride:  Understanding the Current Political Landscape - Janet Brown, Janet Brown Opinion Research

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. How to leverage FarmCash to address your winter cash flow crunch – Syeda Khurram, FarmCash

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break 

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 a.m. Harvesting Allyship – Shuana Porter, Upperhouse Agency sponsored by FarmCash 

4:45 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks – Tara Sawyer, Alberta Barley and Todd Hames, Alberta Wheat Commission

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Reception – sponsored by BASF

6:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Banquet and entertainment – Harnarayan Singh, CBC Hockey Night in Canada – sponsored by Canada Malting Ltd.

Friday, December 10, 2021 

The Alhambra Room

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by Nutrien


Secure your PCS Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel nightly rate for only $184/night + taxes!

***Room Block access: Call Fairmont's In-House Reservations team at 1-833-762-6866. If our In-House team is not available, the call will automatically be forwarded to our Global Reservations Centre. Please identify yourself as being with Prairie Cereals Summit***

Additionally, attendees may book via the following online booking link:


• All attendees will be provided a mask, gloves and hand sanitizer.

•  Venue will be implementing a restrictions exemption program and attendees will be required to show proof of vaccinations or a negative antigen test taken 72 hours before the event.

• All guests will have a colour wrist-band indicating their comfort level around social distancing.

For more information about Prairie Cereal Summit

Email Megan Evans