Canola Community Connections

Canola Watch Webinar Series – Canola organizations will co-host six webinars through the winter. The first is November 24 at NOON CST. The topic is “Genetics, Environment and Management: Finding Room for Improvement” and guests are Paul Bullock, University of Manitoba; Keith Fournier, SaskCanola director; and Nate Ort, CCC agronomy apecialist. Register for the first one and get dates for all six.

Canola Week, featuring Canola Discovery Forum – November 30-December 2, 2021. Canola Week is an online conference that combines three important events: (1) Canola Industry Meeting with updates on the canola industry in Canada; (2) Canola Discovery Forum with practical applications for the latest research (harvest and storage theme this year); and (3) Canola Innovation Day with technical sessions on molecular biology, breeding, and canola end uses. Details and registration.

Alberta Canola – Grower Engagement Meetings. Alberta canola producers, mark your calendars for Grower Engagement Meetings at four locations across the province. The first one is in Lethbridge on November 17. Locations and dates.

Mental health check. 2021 was a challenging production year for many farmers, especially younger farmers who may not have experienced anything quite like it. This can add to anxiety already elevated by the pandemic, family management, and so much more. Use the stress lines to start a conversation and take that first step. Visit www.domore.ag for resources, crisis lines and websites that can help with your mental well-being.

Saskatchewan Agriculture’s 2021 Agronomy Research Update – November 29-December 2. Online. Registration and information.

SaskCanola AGM – January 11, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. The live event includes lunch, and will be held in conjunction with other commissions’ AGMs. The SaskCanola AGM will review audited financials and activities from the previous year. Market analysts Chuck Penner and Marlene Boersch will present on the state of commodity markets. Registered canola producers are eligible to vote on motions and resolutions. To bring forward a resolution to the AGM, please contact the SaskCanola office at 306-975-0262 or info@saskcanola.com. Registration and information.

Manitoba Canola Growers survey to identify research priorities. Farmers and agronomists, please take the survey and be entered to win a Dewalt cordless impact wrench.