Prairie Organic Grain Initiative October Teleconference Call

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Grain and Oilseed Market Outlook – Bruce Burnett

With the recent trade issues between Canada and the US, and concerns over harvest weather conditions on the Prairies, there are a number of risk factors for the Prairie grains and oilseeds market heading into the fall and winter of 2018.

Bruce will talk about overall fundamentals for the grains and oilseed markets including the impacts of the recent international trade disputes. He will then talk about the organic markets and how they have reacted to the conventional crop price movements over the past year.




POGI Evaluation Results – Robyn McLean

Join Robyn as she shares the results of Tapestry’s evaluation of the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative. In her presentation, Robyn went go over the main goals of the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, outlining achievements and opportunities for growth. Achievements of the program include over 27,000 users visiting www.pivotandgrowcom from 2016-2018, over 150 calls on the 1-800 organic expert line, and a 16% increase in the number of acres dedicated to organic field crops in the Prairies from 2014-2016. Moreover, the preliminary report notes improvements can be made to strengthen partnerships and increase collaboration.





Bruce Burnett, Glacier Farm Media

Bruce Burnett has been living and breathing Western Canadian agriculture for over 30 years.  The combination of practical experience gained by growing up on a farm in western Manitoba and years of monitoring global weather and markets for the Canadian Wheat Board gives Bruce a unique perspective on the agricultural markets. His speciality is the analysis of weather conditions and their impact on global agricultural markets. Bruce is an enthusiastic speaker who will deliver an authoritative perspective on markets for crops grown in Western Canada.  Bruce currently is the Director of Weather and Markets for Glacier Farm media and resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Robyn McLean, Tapestry Evaluation and Strategy

Robyn McLean from Tapestry Evaluation and Strategy has been working in the field of evaluation, research and strategy for more than a decade. She focuses on working with programs that involve collaboration and partnership and programs trying to make meaningful changes to complex systems and sectors. POGI started working with Robyn after hearing of her work with the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.