Oct 2018

Attend the Combine to Customer program in 2019!

Cigi (Canadian International Grains Institute) is planning three short programs for western Canadian grain growers in February and March 2019.  These Combine to Customer programs will look at the evolving grain industry in Western Canada. 

The program will include a number of senior level speakers who will provide insight into where the grain industry is heading and what needs to be done to stay competitive and meet the ever-changing requirements of domestic and international grain buyers. Growers who participated in these programs in 2015 provided very positive feedback about the experience and the knowledge gained through this opportunity.  To learn more about the Combine to Customer Program, please view the video at the following link:

Cigi will pay all costs for each participant attending a Combine to Customer program (flights, hotels, meals, airport transfers). Cigi will also coordinate all travel and other arrangements. We are accepting a maximum of 30 growers from Western Canada for each Combine to Customer program and would like participants to register before the end of December.

Cigi Combine to Customer Program dates:

  • February 10 to 13, 2019
  • February 19 to 22, 2019
  • March 10 to 13, 2019

Cigi is recruiting 10 participants for each program from each of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Participants should be active wheat growers, not retired or retiring in the near future, and the primary decision makers on their farm. To the extent possible we would also like to recruit only one grower per farming operation to achieve the greatest possible diversity among the group. 

If you are interested in attending a Combine to Customer event, please send your name, address, phone number and email address to Deb Rousson at or phone 306-653-7932. Sask Wheat will send the list of Saskatchewan producers to Cigi in mid-December. Cigi will then send all producers selected a registration link and make all other arrangements.

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