Wild Oats Grainworld 2014 ProgramThe Fairmont WinnipegWinnipeg ManitobaHeld Monday, February 24 & Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Below is the program for the Wild Oats Grainworld 2014 outlook conference. Be sure to check back often or follow us on Twitter for announcement in early September 2014 of the release of the preliminary program and early registration details for Wild Oats Grainworld 2015.
7:00 amBreakfast Buffet Opens 8:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast SpeakerDr. Colin Carter, Professor & Director Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, UC DavisGlobal Biotech Crop Revolution: Are Wheat Growers Missing Out?8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcomeThe Honorable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada 8:45 amOpening CommentsJohn Duvenaud, Chairman, Wild Oats Grainworld 20148:45 am - 9:00 amOutlook for 2014 Western Canadian Crop ProductionJonathon Driedger, Risk Management Portfolio Manager, Farmlink Marketing Solutions9:00 am - 10:45 amSession 1: Wheat Market Structure and OutlooksChair:Dr. Al Loyns, President, Prairie Horizons Ltd.Panelists:Red Spring Wheat - Trevor Letkeman, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.Durum - John Griffith, Senior Durum Merchandiser, CHS Inc.Wheat – Doug Hilderman, Vice-President, Western Grain Trading, NorAg Resources Inc.10:45 am - 11:15 amCoffee/Networking Break11.15 am - 12:45 pmSession 2: Oilseed Market Structure and OutlooksChair:Fred Oleson, Deputy Director - Grains & Oilseeds Division, Agriculture andAgri-Food CanadaPanelists:Canola - Tracy Lussier, Manager, Canola Trading, Louis Dreyfus CommoditiesFlax - Michelle Vandevoorde, Commercial Manager, ADM, North American Oilseed ProcessingSoybeans - Ed Ebert, Director of Economic Research Bunge North America12:45 pm - 2:00 pmNoon Luncheon & Speaker: Sponsored by Chippingham Financial GroupDennis Gartman, Editor/Publisher, The Gartman LetterTapering, T-Notes & the Treasury: A Trader’s Perspective on the Capital Markets 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmSession 3: Feed Grain Market Structure and OutlooksChair:John De Pape, President, Farmers Advanced Risk Management Co.Panelists:Corn - Nicholas Hoyt, Vice-President, Informa Economics, Inc.Barley - Jim Beusekom, Market Place Commodities Ltd.Oats - Randy Strychar, President, Ag Commodity Research 3:30 pm - 4:00 pmCoffee/Networking Break4:00 pm - 5:30 pmSession 4: Grain Transportation OutlookChair:Fraser Gilbert, Business Development, SGS Canada Inc. Agricultural ServicesPanelists:David Walker, Freelance Agricultural EconomistChris Wellstood, Harbour Master, Port Metro VancouverPaul Stow, Vice President Business Development, OmniTRAX Canada5:30 pmAdjourn6:00 pm - 7:00 pmCocktail Reception7:00 pm - 9:30 pmBanquet & EntertainmentEntertainment: Big Daddy Tazz, Comedian
7:00 amBreakfast Buffet Opens 8:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast SpeakerAkhilesh Mishra, Consul General of India in Toronto8:30 am - 8:45 amGreatingsHon. Ron Kostyshyn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Province of Manitoba 8:45 am - 10:30 amSession 5: Special Crops Market Structure and OutlooksChair:Allan Johnston, President, Johnston’s Grain MarketingPanelists:Peas - David Katernynch, Grain BrokerCanary - Kevin Hursh, PAg, Hursh Consulting & Communications Inc.Lentils - Greg Simpson, President & CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc.Mustard - Mike Jubinville, President, Pro Farmer Canada10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee/Networking Break11:00 am - 12:30 pmSession 6: What’s coming down the road?A look at what the future holds for seed.Chair:Daryl Domitruk, Director of Agri-Food Innovation and Adaptation, MAFRIPanelists:Todd Hyra, Business Manager, Western Canada, SeCanKen Nelson, President, K L Nelson Associates Inc.Brian Beres, Chair, Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye, Triticale; Research Scientist – Agronomy, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada12:30 pm - 1:45pmNoon Luncheon & SpeakerHon. Charlie Mayer, Former Minister of Agriculture, Government of Canada 1:45 pmClosing CommentsJohn Duvenaud, Chairman, Wild Oats Grainworld 2014 2:15 pm- 4:30pmMGEX Wheat Market Outlook & Hedging Seminar (Free)