Variety registration process explained

WINNIPEG, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission's Dr. Dave Hatcher and the Farm Leadership Council are presenting a webinar: Discussion of the Canadian variety registration system of the Prairie Grain Development Committee on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. CDT. This presentation is open to the public.

"This webinar will focus on the variety registration for wheat and will help answer many questions about how this process works in Western Canada, who is involved and how producers, grain industry and customers benefit," says Dr. Hatcher.

Dr. Hatcher will also look at how new wheat varieties are evaluated and how decisions are made to accept or reject a variety.  Following the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the variety registration process.

Visit Farm Leadership Council to register for Dr. Hatcher's webinar. This webinar will also be archived at both the Farm Leadership Council and Canadian Grain Commission websites for viewing after June 14, 2012.

Webinar presenter

Dr. Dave Hatcher is the Program Manager for the Canadian Grain Commission's Grain Research Laboratory's Asian Products and Wheat Enzymes section.

About the Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers' rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.

About the Farm Leadership Council

The Farm Leadership Council is a producer-led organization that supports producer innovation and leadership in Western Canada by providing professional development opportunities to help farmers maximize the value of their operations.  The Council is an impartial, independent, third-party service provider delivering high-quality education and skill development programs to producers.

SOURCE Canadian Grain Commission

For further information:

Rémi Gosselin
Manager, Corporate Information Services
Canadian Grain Commission
Telephone: (204) 983-2749

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