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November 22 at 1:30 pm

Thursday Afternoon Tour – Limited Spaces Available


The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi), and Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) are all located at 303 Main Street and all provide vital support to Canada’s grain industry.

The CGC is the federal government agency responsible for regulating grain handling in Canada.  The CGC certifies the quality, safety and quantity of export shipments of Canadian grain, and is Canada’s scientific research organization on grain quality.

Cigi is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1972.  Cigi works with the grain and field crop value chain throughout Canada and internationally to drive development and utilization of Canadian agricultural products.

 The CMBTC, established in 2000, is an independent, not-for-profit research facility that serves the Canadian malting barley value chain.  The CMBTC provides technical support and market information to stakeholder companies including breeders, producers, seed companies, processors, exporters and brewers.

 This tour will focus on services and activities provided by each organization, including:  

·        a grain grading overview delivered by one of the CGC’s grain inspectors;

·        visits to various labs in Cigi, including their pilot mill and pilot baking lab, Asian noodle lab, and pasta plant; and

·        visits to the CMBTC’s pilot malt plant and brewing facility (and possibly even a sample of some of their product!).


Limited spaces available. Tour cost is $40.

Add the tour to your conference registration.