Soybean, edible bean, pea, sunflower and corn growers are meeting at the Winnipeg Convention Centre today and tomorrow for the Manitoba Special Crops Symposium.

Speakers on the agenda are covering topics ranging from agronomy to marketing to equipment. The keynote speaker this afternoon is Ron Buist (BEWST), former marketing director for Tim Hortons and founder of the Roll Up The Rim promotion.

There are around 80 exhibitors taking part in the trade show.

Manitoba's three special crop associations - the Manitoba Corn Growers Association, the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association and the National Sunflower Association of Canada - will be holding their Annual General Meetings in conjunction with the Symposium tomorrow morning.

~ Wednesday, February 9, 2011 ~