Fifteen farmers from Western Canada are into their second day of learning and discussion at Cigi’s Combine to Customer course. During the three day program the farmers are hearing from senior leaders in the grain industry on a range of topics including the role of plant breeding, where the seed industry is heading in the next few years, the role of exporters in the new marketing environment, and railway transportation. Also on the agenda are overviews from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Grain Commission, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre, the Canola Council, and Pulse Canada. In addition to these sessions, participants are spending time in Cigi’s technical facilities learning more about customer and end-product requirements and at a grain inspection and grading demonstration at the CGC.
The program ends on Wednesday evening. The farmers were invited to participate by industry and producer organizations. This is the second Combine to Customer program held at Cigi this year. The first one took place at the beginning of February.