Cigi Combine to Customer Course an eye opener says farmer in radio interview

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Combine to Customer participants John Guelly (JJ Farms), Westlock AB, and Gail Boser (Pineview Farm), Luseland SK take a close look at noodles processed in Cigi's pilot noodle plant in February.

Combine to Customer participants John Guelly (JJ Farms), Westlock AB, and Gail Boser (Pineview Farm), Luseland SK take a close look at noodles processed with Canadian wheat in Cigi’s pilot noodle plant in February.

Farmers from across the Prairies have an opportunity to learn about Cigi and the grain industry and to discuss industry issues at Combine to Customer courses held at Cigi three times each year. The participants apply to attend at the invitation of producer organizations, grain companies, and the provincial wheat commissions.

Over three days, about 30 farmers in each course hear presentations from industry representatives, find out about grain inspection and grading at the Canadian Grain Commission, and attend sessions in milling, baking, noodle and pasta processing, pulses, and analytical testing at Cigi. This year the course was held in January and February and another is scheduled for the week of March 23.

Reporter Cory Knutt spoke with Alberta farmer John Guelly  and Cigi’s Rex Newkirk about the course. Click here to listen to the interview, courtesy of Golden West Radio, aired February 12.

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