Making the Grade expands to two locations for 2017
(Calgary, Alberta) June 8, 2017 – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) once again invite producers to a hands-on grain grading workshop following last year’s highly successful event.
This year, Making the Grade has grown to include two locations. Hosted at the Beaverlodge Research Station July 25 and Olds College July 27, each event will include sessions from experienced industry speakers on barley, canola, pulse and wheat grading.
“Making the Grade is a valuable tool in addressing knowledge gaps in grain grading,” said Jason Lenz, Alberta Barley chair and regional representative for AWC. “Expanding to two locations will allow more producers the opportunity to learn about the importance of grain grading and factors affecting quality.”
Producers will participate in hands-on grading workshops for barley, canola, wheat and pulses. Speakers, representing organizations including the Canadian Grains Commission, the Canadian International Grains Institute and the Canola Council of Canada, will guide participants through the details of grading parameters and practices. As well, representatives from Rahr Malting and SGS will be speaking.
Grading for all crops – barley canola, pulse and wheat – is an important part of producers’ bottom line.
Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. Early bird registration is $75 until July 11 and $100 after that until tickets are sold out. Complete registration information and details are available on each host commission’s website.