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
Manitoba Crop Alliance – Public Disclosure of Package
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.
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
Open Discussion & Question Period
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 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.
Amalgamation Talks Continue with Vote to Occur February 2020
Posted: September 18, 2019
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.
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.