Learn the ins and outs of grain grading with ‘Making the Grade’

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Alberta Barley, the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Canola Producers Commission are holding a one-day workshop on July 28 to help producers get the best grade for their grain.

Making the Grade will be held at Olds College and include hands-on sessions from experienced industry speakers on barley, wheat, and canola grading and agronomy.

“Over the last year, each of the commissions have received requests from producers for a course that would enable better understanding of grain grading and factors affecting quality,” said Terry Young, a director for the wheat and canola commissions and member of the wheat subcommittee of the Western Grain Standards Committee.

“We created Making the Grade to address those knowledge gaps. And by having the commissions working together, we can ensure producers are getting the best value possible in a one-day seminar.

”The event will have three concurrent workshops with speakers from the Canadian Grain Commission, Rahr Malting, and the Canadian International Grains Institute. The workshops will focus on hands-on malt barley grading; wheat grading and how grade affects end-use in international markets; and canola grading and crushing.

An agronomy session will cover topics like harvest management, late-season pesticide applications, grain storage and more.

Seating is limited. The early-bird registration fee is $75 until July 14, and $100 after. Producers can get complete details and can register on any of the host commission websites or by going to eventbrite.ca.

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