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Making the Grade – Olds

Thursday, July 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

A hands-on grain grading day for farmers

This one day course will provide you with a better understanding of how your canola, wheat, barley and pulse crops are graded and what you need to know to get the best grade.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required for this day of hands-on, interactive learning.

Participants will be divided into small groups and will rotate through these four sessions:

Canola Grading – Colin Van Haar, an inspection trainer from Canadian Grain Commission in Vancouver will take you through the canola grading process including correct screening for dockage and assessing green seed. Keith Gabert from the Canola Council of Canada will discuss the agronomic practices that growers can do to help get the best grade and ensure their canola is ready for export.

Barley Grading – Larry Michta from SGS and Kevin Sich from Rahr Malting will walk you through the malt barley grading process. Bill Chapman with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry in Barrhead will discuss the agronomic best practices for growing barley.

Wheat Grading – Dean Dias with the Canadian International Grains Institute and Bill Aduno with the Canadian Grain Commission will discuss the wheat grading process.

Pulse Grading -Nevin Rosaasen with Alberta Pulse Growers and Wes Reid of W.A. Grain will discuss not only the grading of Lentils and Peas, the presenters will take producers through best management practices, agronomic, mechanical harvesting, storage and economic advice on how to make the top grade and receive top price for your pulses!


Thursday, July 27
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Olds College
4500 - 50 Street
Olds, Alberta T4H 1R6 Canada
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