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Canola Morning @ Manitoba Ag Days 2023

January 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Manitoba Canola Growers Association Program

9:00 AM Fuel for the Future
Chris Vervaet, Executive Director, Canadian Oilseed Processors Association

Addressing climate change and reducing GHG emissions from the transportation sector are top policy priorities for governments around the world.   Biofuels are a proven and viable solution to decarbonize transportation fuels.  As policies in North America evolve to incentivize and support the increased use of biofuels, opportunities for low carbon agricultural feedstock are expected to grow.  The presentation will outline the policy landscape in North America and how this translates into environmental and economic opportunities for the canola value chain.

10:00 AM The Buzz Around Economics and Agronomics of Nitrogen use in Canola

Moderator: Jay Whetter, Communications Manager, Canola Council of Canada@canolacouncil @canolawatch
John Heard, Soil Fertility Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture @MBGovAg

Mario Tenuta, Professor of Soil Ecology, University of Manitoba @soilecologyUMan

Mohammad Khakbazan, Research Scientist (Ag Economist), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada @AAFC_Canada


This presentation will provide the straight goods on means to reduce nitrous oxide emissions without jeopardizing yields and profits. Research conducted in Manitoba will be discussed with a particular emphasis on canola production. It is hoped that the presentation can lead to good discussion.

11:00 AM Out of My Mind
Big Daddy Tazz, Comedian and Mental Health Advocate, Big Daddy Tazz @bigdaddytazzwpg

A humorous look at life’s triumphs and tribulations through the eyes of someone living with the ups and downs of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and weather… you know, being a farm kid!


January 17, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Manitoba Canola Growers & Manitoba Ag Days


Keystone Center – FCC Theatre