Prairie Cereals Summit to Be Held in Person in December

- Prairie Cereals Summit

This year’s Prairie Cereals Summit (PCS) will be held in person on Dec. 9 to 10 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, say in a news release on Oct. 14.

“PCS is a valuable event that showcases research and agronomy activities, value chain initiatives, our global competitiveness and other relevant industry topics, all at an affordable rate,” Dave Bishop, Alberta Barley chair, says in the release.

The two-day event is being held in person in full compliance with Alberta Health Services guidelines for public gatherings, the release says. The conference will be held in two rooms in order to allow for social distancing with registration capped at a maximum of 150 people. All attendees will be required to sign a waiver and wear a mask in common areas.

The event will feature a full day conference covering numerous cereals and agriculture industry topics. It also includes the Alberta Barley Commission Annual General Meeting, the release says.

The keynote speaker for the conference this year will be well-known commentator Sylvain Charlebois of Dalhousie University presenting on The pandemic’s legacy on our food supply chain.

There will also be a beer tasting session and a banquet supper with entertainment to close the two-day event.

“PCS is a great opportunity for Alberta farmers to network in a safe manner with our expert guest speakers, as well as industry professionals and other farmers,” Todd Hames, Alberta Wheat Commission chair, says in a release. “This year’s smaller setting will allow for more direct engagement amongst speakers, farmers and other guests. We are excited to unveil our exciting agenda over the coming weeks.”

Registration is now open with an early bird rate up till Nov. 15, the release says. Additionally, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel offers PCS attendees the affordable room rate of $189 per night. To see the full PCS agenda, click here.