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Each year we strive to bring in the most relevant, up to date, informational speakers possible to Manitoba Ag Days.  This year is no exception: the program has been finalized for the 2020 show and you are in for a really impressive line up of  speakers. We could not put on such a world class speaking event if it were not for our partnerships with FCC, MNP, Manitoba Agriculture, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers Association  and the presenters themselves. We thank you for partnering with us for our 2020 Show! CCA's make sure you plan your day so you can take in these sessions! We have been approved for 33.5 Credits for the 2020 Show! Nutrient Management: 4.5 Soil & Water Management: 2.5  Integrated Pest Management: 3.0 Crop Management: 15.5 Professional Development: 8.0  Manure Management: 0 Sustainability: 0

Santosh Kumar, Wheat Breeder

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Dr. Santosh Kumar is a spring Wheat Breeder with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) stationed at Brandon Research and Development Centre (BRDC). Dr. Kumar has published in areas of plant physiology, molecular biology, genetics and genomics. Dr. Kumar’s current focus is on developing premium quality wheat cultivars to improve the profitability for farmers, marketers and processors. The BRDC breeding program and the Cereal Genomics Laboratory combines traditional breeding methods with new marker technologies to improve breeding efficiencies in a cost effective manner. Since joining AAFC-BRDC five years ago, Dr. Kumar has participated in the registration of seven varieties. Dr. Kumar is actively involved in all aspects of wheat research in Canada.

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