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:


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 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.


Sponsorship Registration

Tradeshow Exhibitor Booth Registration

Early-Bird Attendee Registration

2020 Speaker Program

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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.

Is there another method to determine if sunflowers are ready to desiccate?

The answer is “yes”. This season many sunflower fields are not showing ALL the typical characteristics for physiological maturity, particularly brown bracts. Therefore, how can you tell if the sunflower seed moisture content is 30-35% moisture?





Click here to learn how to test moisture.

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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Learn more about the potential amalgamation of five Manitoba commodity groups: Manitoba Corn Growers, Manitoba Flax Growers, Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers, National Sunflower Association of Canada and Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc.

Here the updated proposal in a short one-hour webinar with the opportunity to ask questions.

Two dates available: January 15th & January 29th. Register at

Manitoba Amalgmation Webinar Graphic