To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions have made the decision to cancel the Prairie Cereals Summit (PCS), the commissions say in a news release on Nov. 23.
“The commissions feel the safety of staff and attendees is paramount during this time of uncertainty. Although PCS is cancelled, Alberta Barley’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and director and delegate session will be held in an online format on December 9, 2020,” the release says.
PSC was set to be held in-person on Dec. 9 to 10 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Event registrants will receive a full refund as there will be no online event held, the release notes. Registrants will receive an email regarding refunds by Nov. 24. Any questions about refunds can be sent Megan Evans, Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission event manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the coming days, Alberta Barley will be releasing registration information for the online AGM, and director and delegate session which will be held on Dec. 9. Alberta Barley encourages farmers to register to participate in the online AGM and delegate and director session which will feature speakers on current industry issues, the release says.
The commissions would like to thank PCS sponsors for their continued support as they look forward to hosting the conference next year.
“While it’s unfortunate that we cannot gather and learn from expert speakers, network, and celebrate a successful harvest, we look forward to a future PCS event when it is safe to gather,” Todd Hames, Alberta Wheat Commission chair, says in the release.