The Prairie Cereals Summit is back in-person following last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions say in an Oct. 13 news release. It’s happening Dec. 8 to 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
“This industry favourite event effectively showcases the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions’ research and agronomy activities, value chain initiatives, our global competitiveness strategies and creates a dynamic setting for industry and farmers to connect, all at an affordable rate,” Tara Sawyer, Alberta Barley chair says in the release.
Registration is now open with a full access pass allowing attendees to take in a full-day conference covering numerous cereals and agriculture industry topics, the opportunity to attend Alberta Barley’s annual general meeting, take part in an evening beer tasting with local brewers and dine in the castle for the banquet dinner, the release notes.
This year’s keynote speaker will be well-known food policy commentator Sylvain Charlebois of Dalhousie University. He will take part in a fireside chat on food policy affecting agriculture and the challenges supply chains faced during the pandemic.
The release notes the 2021 conference will be adhering to the hotel’s Restrictions Exemption Program which requires attendees to provide documentation of one of the following:
- proof of vaccination
- medical exemption letter
- PCR or rapid test completed within 72 hours of the event.
All attendees will be required to sign a waiver and wear a mask in common areas as per Alberta Health Services’ mandate, the release notes.