CFGA Conference - Pre Conference Workshops - Nov 28
All times are Pacific Standard Time  
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Grassland Inventory Workshop: Working to build consensus on collaborating effectively in mapping the Canadian Grasslands John Pattison-Williams - facilitator
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Knowledge Translation and Transfer Extension Workshop - How to reach the grower  
7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception  
CFGA Conference - Nov 29
All times are Pacific Standard Time
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Trade show  
Policies and the Global Picture
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Keynote Kick-off - Global picture on how methane (from ruminents) cycles through carbon in the soil. The story of CH4 Frank Mitloehner (UC Davis)
10:15 a.m.  Long-term impacts of maintaining perennial forages in rotation Dan Undersander (University of Wisconsin)
10:35 a.m.  Advancing pasture management to store carbon and reduce methane emissions Bart Lardner (University of Saskatchewan)
10:55 a.m.  Panel 1 - Policy  
Industry Led Sustainability Programs: Partnering for Industry Engagement
11:45 a.m.  Grasslands. The gold standard for regeneration! Ross MacDonald (Regeneration Canada)
12:05 p.m. Ongoing Co-op forage programs and producer partnerships Ken Wall (Federated Co-op)
12:25 p.m.  Farmers and ranchers are part of the GHG solution Andrew Rushmere (Farmers for Climate Solutions)
12:45 p.m.  Panel 2 - Programs  
1:05 p.m. Lunch/Exhibits  
Advances in Science and What it Means to Industry
2:05 p.m.  Canadian perspective on carbon in agricultural landscapes science Brian McConkey (Viresco Solutions National)
2:25 p.m.  Ongoing research in British Columbia on carbon and nitrogen in forages Lauchlan Fraser (Thompson Rivers University)
2:45 p.m. 

Rotational grazing: Examining perspectives for sustainable Canadian landscapes

Brooke McWherter  (Dalhousie University)

3:05 p.m.  Panel 3 - Science  
Closing Remarks - Day 1
3:30 p.m.  Day 1 Closing Keynote - Measuring and reporting positive impacts for GHG Dan Undersander (University of Wisconsin)
4:00 p.m.  Leadership Awards Reception  
5:00 p.m.  Living Labs and Solutions Pathways Event 

*Agenda Subject to Change

CFGA Conference - Nov 30
 All times are Pacific Standard Time   
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. CFGA Operational/Financial Update  
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trade show  
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Day 2 Keynote - Protect, manage and then restore: A hierarchy for implementation of natural climate solutions Ronnie Drever
9:45 a.m. Panel 4 - Producer and Mentor Panel  
Measuring Impact: Mapping, Monitoring, Monetizing
10:45 a.m. Mapping Canada’s grasslands Nasem Badreldin (University of Manitoba)
11:05 a.m. The Habitat and Biodiversity Assessment Tool Francois Blouin
11:25 a.m. North American grassland inventories: initiatives, strengths and challenges Dr. John Pattison-Williams
11:45 a.m. Panel 5 - Measuring Impact
12:10 p.m. Lunch / Exhibits  
Export and Markets: What industry needs to know
1:10 p.m. Canadian economic outlook: What now, what next?  Aaron Goertzen
1:30 p.m.  Industry Government Forage Insurance Task Team update  Ryder Lee
1:50 p.m. Current Forage Export Market Conditions Joshua Callen
2:10 p.m. Panel 6 - Export  
Conference Closing Keynote
2:35 p.m. Closing Keynote - From knowledge to adoption in Living Labs Madeleine Arseneau (Agriculture Agri-Food Canada)
3:05 p.m. Closing Remarks   
3:15 p.m. End of Conference  

*Agenda Subject to Change

CFGA Conference – Post Conference Tour – Dec 1
 All times are Pacific Standard Time 
9:00 a.m. Agassiz RDC Forage Research Tours  Dr. Jillian Bainard (Forage Research Scientist)
12:00 p.m. Lunch/Health Break  
Farm One
12:45 p.m. Travel to Farm 1  
1:00 p.m. Holberg Farm Ltd. Hosts: Holger and Alex Schwichtenberg (Agassiz, BC)
Farm Two
2:30 p.m. Travel to Farm 2  
2:45 p.m. Hoek Holsteins Hosts: Greg and Vince Vander Hoek (Agassiz, BC)
4:00 p.m. Return to Harrison Hot Springs