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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Location: Prairieland Park - Hall E Breakout room # 1 & 4
503 Ruth St W, Saskatoon, SK
This room is accessible without having to pass through the admissions to the Crop Production show. Access is through the Hall E Foyer entrance which is north of the Main Entrance.

Please click here to see agenda.

Lunch will be provided for a cost of $20 which will be collected at the door.

Forage Seed Grower Information Session & Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission (SFSDC)Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hall E Breakout room # 1 & 4, Prairieland Park complex
(This room is accessible without having to pass through the admissions to the Crop Production show. Access is through the Hall E Foyer entrance which is north of the Main Entrance.)

8:15 - 8:30

Registration* (no registration fee to attend, lunch available at $20/person cost - to be collected at the door)

Welcome, Introductions & Opening Remarks

8:30 - 8:45

James Silcox, Chair, SFSDC

State of the Industry I: R&D – Forage Species Breeding & Variety Development

8:45 - 9:30

Joseph Robins, Research Geneticist, Forage and Range Research Laboratory United States Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Research Services (USDA-ARS), Logan, Utah

9:30 - 10:15

Bill Biligetu, Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program Chair in Forage Crop Breeding, University of Saskatchewan

10:15 -10:30

Lorne Hadley, Executive Director, Canadian Plant Technology Agency

10:30 -10:45

Refreshment Break & distribution voting cards for registered producers

SFSDC Annual General Meeting (AGM)


Call to Order

• Approval of Agenda

Minutes of 2017 2018 AGM, January 17, 2019 Saskatoon
• Approval of the Minutes
• Business Arising from the Minutes

• New, Returning, Retiring

• Chair Report
• Executive Director Report
• Financial Report 2018-2019 Audited Financial Statement
• Production & Market Development 2019-2020 Planned Levy Allocations
• Proposed Budget 2019-2020
• Approval of Reports (voting by registered forage seed producers)

New Business
• Appointment of Auditor for 2019-2020

Other Business



SFSDC levy-funded R&D – Improving Production Forage Seed Crops

11:15 - 11:30

Michael Steckler, A Horizon Ag Research: Perennial Ryegrass & Slender Wheatgrass

11:30 - 12:00

Brianne McGinnis, Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation (NARF): Red & Alsike Clover, Annual Ryegrass

Lunch (meal of soup, assorted sandwiches, deserts & drinks available for $20.00)

Saskatchewan Government & SFSDC Co-funded Research on Forage Seed Crops

12:45 - 1:00

Ag Research Branch, Sask Ministry of Agriculture

1:00 - 1:15

Alison Ferrie, National Research Council: Doubled haploidy methodology for forage grasses, ADF 20180351 project update

1:15 - 1:35

Sean Prager and Dan Malamura, University of Saskatchewan: Integrated Pest Management to Optimize Red Clover Seed Production, ADF 2017007 project update

1:35 - 1:45

Brianne McGinnis, NARF: Demonstrating effects of forage seed crops in rotation: Red Clover/Clearfield™ Canola and Alsike Clover/Clearfield™ (2017), Red and Alsike Clover and Peas (2018) and Spring Wheat (2019) ADOPT 20160365, project final report

1:45 - 2:00

Refreshment Break & technology set up for live stream presentation

State of the Industry II: Production and Market Reports - European & Canadian Forage Seed Production

2:00 - 2:45

Anders Mondrup, Head of Field Production, DLF Seed & Science, Denmark

2:45 - 3:15

Terry Kowalchuk, Provincial Forage Crop Specialist, Saskatchewan Agriculture

3:15 - 3:30

Discussion & upcoming events



* Register above. AGENDA TIMES MAY BE ADJUSTED SLIGHTLY pending weather and speaker travel times.