Winnipeg, April 14, 2020 – Today the memberships of Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) approved the amalgamation of both organizations under a unified governance and management structure. The approval of this merger follows four years of growing dialogue and collaboration between Cereals Canada and Cigi members and staff.

by: Cam Dahl and Dean Dias

The Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada are moving forward towards an amalgamated organization.  This is a positive development.  If one were to start with a blank page in designing how the cereal grains sector were to be represented, we would not have started with two separate organizations.  But that is not how the sector has developed.  Moving operations into a single organization under the direction of a single Board of Directors is part of the ongoing evolution of the industry.

I became part of the agriculture industry four years ago.  Shortly after, I wrote, “Agriculture: My Journey so far”.  It was a reflection on my first six months working in this amazing sector.  Despite being new to agriculture I knew I had found where I belonged!  

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