The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions have decided to cancel the upcoming Prairie Cereals Summit (PCS), due to current Alberta health and safety protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

PCS was set for December 9 and 10, 2020. There will be no online format for the conference portion this year, however Alberta Barley’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), as well as the director and delegate session will be held in an online format on December 9, 2020.

Event registrants will receive a full refund due to the cancellation, and can expect an email regarding the refunds soon, according to the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions.

The decision to cancel PCS with no virtual option comes after consideration of the event’s claim to fame, which is a gathering place for wheat and barley farmers alike to celebrate the industry at the iconic Banff Springs Hotel.

“PCS has grown to be known as a great event for networking with fellow farmers and industry,” says Todd Hames, Alberta Wheat Commission chair. “While it’s unfortunate that we cannot gather and learn from expert speakers, network, and celebrate a successful harvest, we look forward to a future PCS event when it is safe to gather.”

The commissions would like to thank PCS sponsors for their continued support as the commissions look forward to hosting PCS in 2021.

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