News & Events

Posted: February 25, 2020

The follow up to the 2019 Combine College event, the 2020 Seeding & Spraying College will focus on two critical operations on every Manitoba farm. The day will consist of practical agronomic sessions, equipment and aftermarket showcases, and two top-notch keynote speakers. Come and network with industry experts and other Manitoba farmers as we prepare for the Spring of 2020.

When: March 25, 2020

Where: Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB

Registration: $80 / participant
*Producers will be refunded $20 for each of the hosting commodity groups they are a member with.
Click HERE to register.

*Hosting commodity groups include Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Canola Growers Association & National Sunflower Association of Canada

NEWS RELEASE: Voting Results on Proposed Amalgamation of Five Manitoba Commodity Groups

Posted: February 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Winnipeg, MB – February 13, 2020 – The five Manitoba commodity groups announced today the voting results from the annual general and special meetings (AGSMs) of the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Winter Cereals Manitoba, Inc. (WCMI), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA) and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) that took place February 12 and 13, 2020.

To read the full news release click here.

Manitoba Crop Alliance – Public Disclosure of Package

Posted: January 6, 2020

To read over the events of the Amalgamation process and For more information click here.

NOTICE: NSAC Annual General & Special Meeting

Posted: December 21, 2019

2020 NSAC Annual General & Special Meeting
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

AGENDA

  • Call to Order
  • Minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting
  • Board of Directors & Executive Director’s Report
  • 2019 Financial Report
    Appointment of Auditors
  • Special Resolution of Members:

BE IT RESOLVED AS A SPECIAL MOTION THAT:

In relation to the amalgamation of THE NATIONAL SUNFLOWER ASSOCIATION OF CANADA INC. (the “Association”) and Manitoba CROP ALLIANCE Inc., Manitoba Corn Growers Association Inc., Manitoba Flax Growers
Association Inc., Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association Inc., and WINTER CEREALS MANITOBA INC. (collectively, the “Amalgamating Associations”) and effective August 1, 2020:

the amalgamation of the Association with the Amalgamating Associations
(the “Amalgamation”), substantially on the terms and conditions set forth in the amalgamation agreement presented to the members and posted on the Association’s website (the “Amalgamation Agreement”), is hereby approved; and

the current by-laws of the Association be amended and replaced with the by-laws, as posted on the Association’s website, of the Manitoba Crop Alliance Inc.

  • Election of Directors
  • Other Business
  • Open Discussion & Question Period
  • Adjournment

Registration to the CropConnect Conference is not required to attend the Annual General Meeting.
For more information on CCC or to register, please visit www.cropconnectconference.ca 

CropConnect Conference 2020

Posted: November 13, 2019

CropConnect Conference dates are February 12 & 13, 2020 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Manitoba Oat Growers Association, Manitoba Seed Growers Association, the National Sunflower Association of Canada, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association and Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. make up the host committee for the CropConnect Conference.

CropConnect will run for two days offering a wide range of speakers, access to crop specific information, a tradeshow, and a banquet. The event will also include the nine participating organizations’ Annual General Meetings. Note: Registration is NOT required to attend the annual general meetings.

CLICK BELOW FOR REGISTRATION:

Sponsorship Registration

Tradeshow Exhibitor Booth Registration

Early-Bird Attendee Registration

2020 Speaker Program

Amalgamation Talks Continue with Vote to Occur February 2020

Posted: September 18, 2019

Amalgamation Logos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carman, MB – September 18, 2019 – Five Manitoba commodity groups continue to move forward for potential amalgamation with the continued commitment to providing information to members. Members will vote in-person at the annual general meetings as part of the CropConnect Conference on February 12 and 13, 2020.

The steering committee comprised of directors from the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Winter Cereals Manitoba, Inc. (WCMI) and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) with assistance from their legal counsel have drafted bylaws of the potential new organization (NEWCO), as well as a draft of the amalgamation agreement.

Click here to read the full: News Release – Amalgamation Talks Continue with Vote to Occur February 2020

NEWCO draft documents:
DRAFT By-laws
– DRAFT Amalgamation Agreement

Background Information:
The annual general meeting dates of the five organizations, as part of the CropConnect Conference, are:
• National Sunflower Association of Canada – February 12, 2020 at 10:50 a.m.
• Manitoba Corn Growers Association – February 12, 2020 at 12:10 p.m.
• Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. – February 12, 2020 at 2:40 p.m.
• Manitoba Flax Growers Association – February 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
• Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association – February 13, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
Registration for the CropConnect Conference is not required to attend the annual general meetings.

Time to start thinking about Desiccation

Posted: August 12, 2019

As sunflower are starting to move into the R6 stage around the province, growers needs to start considering whether they will Desiccate their sunflower crop. Desiccation is used to quicken dry-down of sunflower heads.  Desiccants decrease losses due to inclement weather, lodging and bird depredation by speeding up the dry-down process.

Read our special DESICCATION Bulletin here.

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