Meet the Partners

The Partners in Innovation represent a diverse group of farm organizations and value chain groups from across Canada.  It includes representatives of producers of grains, oilseeds, pulse crops, fruits, vegetables, potatoes and ornamental crops; value chain organizations in barley and horticulture; and plant breeders, seed marketers and traders.

Atlantic Grains Council -the only regional organization representing grain and oilseed producers in Atlantic Canada.  The Atlantic Grains Council’s objectives include advancing and promoting research within the sector, and developing stronger linkages with end use customers.
Alberta Barley Commission - is a farmer-directed, not-for-profit organization representing Alberta’s barley farmers.
Alberta Pulse Growers - represents over 5,000 growers of field pea, dry bean, lentil, chickpea, faba bean and soybean in Alberta.  Their vision is to have Alberta pulses recognized by consumers as environmentally friendly, healthy, nutritious, and recognized by all producers as being an essential element in a sustainable cropping system.    
Alberta Wheat Commission -a producer-led organization that represents the interests of and serves as the single voice for all of Alberta’s 11,000 wheat producers.
Barley Council of Canada - a grassroots organization committed to ensuring stakeholders come together for the benefit of the barley industry. Membership includes Includes farmers, feeders, maltsters, brewers, researchers and marketers.
British Columbia Grain Producers Association -is a producer-led non-profit association representing 95% of the grain growers in the Province of BC.  The mandate of the BC Grain Producers Association is to improve the viability of the grains and oilseed industry in the BC Peace River Region.  The association encourages all farmers to participate within their industry so that their voices may be heard.
Canadian Canola Growers Association - represents more than 43,000 canola farmers on national and international issues, policies and programs that impact farm profitability.
Canadian Horticultural Council - represents producers and packers of over 100 fruit and vegetable crops across Canada; membership also includes allied and service organizations.
Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance - the national voice for Canadian ornamental horticultural producers, service providers and stakeholders in the value chain.
Canadian Federation of Agriculture -was founded in 1935 to provide Canada's farmers with a single voice in Ottawa, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture is the country's largest general farm organization. Its members include provincial general farm organizations, national and inter-provincial commodity organizations – representing over 200,000 Canadian farmers and farm families through it membership.
Canadian Potato Council - with representation from provincial member organizations of the Canadian Horticultural Council from eight provinces, the Canadian Potato Council advances the interests of Canada’s more than 1300 producers of fresh table, processing and seed potatoes.
Canadian Seed Trade Association – bringing together 130 companies ranging from single grower retailers to large multinationals, who work in all aspects of seed of more than 50 crop kinds.
Cereals Canada - a national, not-for-profit organization that brings a broad and diverse collaboration of partners from all sectors of the cereals value chain together to enhance the domestic and international competitiveness of Canadian cereals for the benefit of all Canadian members of the value chain.
Federation des Producteurs de Cultures Commerciales du Québec – located in all regions of the province of Quebec, the federation brings together unions representing more than 10,000 producers.
Grain Farmers of Ontario – representing Ontario’s 28,000 growers of corn, soybean and wheat. Our farmers' crops cover 5 million acres of farm land across the province, and are a major economic driver for Canada.
Grain Growers of Canada - Representing tens of thousands of successful wheat, durum, barley, canola, oat, corn, pea, lentil, rye and triticale farmers, the Grain Growers is well known as the national voice of Canadian grain farmers.
Manitoba Pulse Growers Association - a not-for-profit organization that represents over 3,000 growers in Manitoba who grow edible beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, faba beans, and soybeans.
Mustard 21 - a not for profit organization that serves the research needs of Canadian mustard growers and processors.  Mustard 21 (M21) develops, implements and supports strategic research and programs in pursuit of value-added opportunities in international condiment and industrial markets, in order to keep Canadian mustard growers and processors in a global leadership position.
Prairie Oat Growers Association - A voluntary organization representing approximately 15,000 oat growers across Western Canada, and about 90% of the oats grown in Canada, established to promote the interests of oat growers.
Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association - progressive farmers and entrepreneurs who believe open and competitive markets, innovation, and investment are key to creating a stronger and more prosperous agricultural sector.