Crop Production Week, held each January in Saskatoon, will see some significant format and venue changes for 2014. The popular weeklong meeting schedule will now be split between the Saskatoon Inn and TCU Place.
Four of the member organizations, Sask Pulse Growers, SaskCanola, SaskFlax and the Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission are moving to TCU Place for an event called CropSphere that will include plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and annual meetings for each of the organizations.
Eight other member organizations will continue to hold their meetings at the Saskatoon Inn, but in some cases the meeting days will be different than the past. The Crop Production Week Special Session, a presentation of all the member organizations, is moving from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening.
Here’s how the agenda looks:
Saturday, January 11
Sask Ag Grads at TCU Place
Monday, January 13
Sask Winter Cereals Development Commission and
Canaryseed Development Commission of Sask at Saskatoon Inn
Tuesday, January 14
CropSphere (Pulse, Canola, Flax and Oats) at TCU Place
Wednesday, January 15
CropSphere (Pulse, Canola, Flax and Oats) at TCU Place;
Sask Seed Growers Association at Saskatoon Inn
Thursday, January 16
Sask Seed Growers Association, Sask Soil Conservation Association,
Sask Mustard and Crop Production Week Special Session at Saskatoon Inn
Friday, January 17
CWB, Agri-Arm and Sask Fruit Growers at Saskatoon Inn
Saturday, January 18
Sask Fruit Growers at Saskatoon Inn
Each organization is responsible for its own meeting agenda and registration.
Meeting agendas, news releases and registration information will continue to be available at www.cropweek.com, a website portal shared with The Western Canadian Crop Production Show. This industry leading trade show will run from Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16 at Prairieland Park.
With a new bridge opening in Saskatoon, traffic flow between Saskatoon Inn, TCU Place and Prairieland Park should be significantly improved for the thousands of agricultural visitors who come to the city for Crop Production Week.