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Wild Oats Grainworld 2014 Preliminary Program The Fairmont Winnipeg Winnipeg Manitoba Monday, February 24 & Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Reception Sunday evening, February 23, 2014 at the Fairmont    Below is the program for the Wild Oats Grainworld 2014 outlook conference.    Be sure to check back often or follow us on Twitter.
  2:00 pm -   5:00 pm CME Group/CBOT Grain Marketing Workshop (Free)   7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Wild Oats Grainworld 2014 Registration & Reception
Monday, February 24, 2014
  7:00 am Breakfast Buffet Opens   8:00 am -   8:30 am Breakfast Speaker Dr. Colin Carter, Professor & Director Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics,    UC Davis Global Biotech Crop Revolution: Are Wheat Growers Missing Out?   8:30 am -   8:45 am Welcome The Honorable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada              8:45 am Opening Comments John Duvenaud, Chairman, Wild Oats Grainworld 2014   8:45 am -   9:00 am Outlook for 2014 Western Canadian Crop Production Jonathon Driedger, Risk Management Portfolio Manager, Farmlink Marketing Solutions   9:00 am - 10:45 am Session 1: Wheat Market Structure and Outlooks Chair: 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 am Coffee/Networking Break 11.15 am - 12:45 pm Session 2: Oilseed Market Structure and Outlooks Chair: Fred Oleson, Deputy Director - Grains & Oilseeds Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Panelists: Canola - Tracy Lussier, Manager, Canola Trading, Louis Dreyfus    Commodities Flax - Michelle Vandevoorde, Commercial Manager, ADM, North    American Oilseed Processing Soybeans - Ed Ebert, Director of Economic Research  Bunge North America 12:45 pm -   2:00 pm Noon Luncheon & Speaker: Sponsored by Chippingham Financial Group Dennis Gartman, Editor/Publisher, The Gartman Letter Tapering, T-Notes & the Treasury: A Trader’s Perspective on the Capital Markets   2:00 pm -   3:30 pm Session 3: Feed Grain Market Structure and Outlooks Chair: 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 pm Coffee/Networking Break   4:00 pm -   5:30 pm Session 4: Grain Transportation Outlook Chair: Fraser Gilbert, Business Development, SGS Canada Inc. Agricultural    Services Panelists: David Walker, Freelance Agricultural Economist Chris Wellstood, Harbour Master, Port Metro Vancouver Paul Stow, Vice President Business Development, OmniTRAX Canada   5:30 pm Adjourn   6:00 pm -   7:00 pm Cocktail Reception   7:00 pm -   9:30 pm Banquet & Entertainment Entertainment: Big Daddy Tazz, Comedian
  7:00 am Breakfast Buffet Opens   8:00 am -   8:30 am Breakfast Speaker Akhilesh Mishra, Consul General of India in Toronto   8:30 am -   8:45 am Greatings Hon. Ron Kostyshyn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Province of    Manitoba   8:45 am - 10:30 am Session 5: Special Crops Market Structure and Outlooks Chair: Allan Johnston, President, Johnston’s Grain Marketing Panelists: Peas - David Katernynch, Grain Broker Canary - Kevin Hursh, PAg, Hursh Consulting & Communications Inc. Lentils - Greg Simpson, President & CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Mustard - Mike Jubinville, President, Pro Farmer Canada 10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee/Networking Break 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 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, MAFRI Panelists: Todd Hyra, Business Manager, Western Canada, SeCan Ken Nelson, President, K L Nelson Associates Inc. Brian Beres, Chair, Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye,    Triticale; Research Scientist – Agronomy, Agriculture and Agri-Food    Canada 12:30 pm -   1:45pm Noon Luncheon & Speaker Hon. Charlie Mayer, Former Minister of Agriculture, Government of Canada   1:45 pm Closing Comments John Duvenaud, Chairman, Wild Oats Grainworld 2014   2:15 pm -  4:30pm MGEX Wheat Market Outlook & Hedging Seminar (Free)
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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