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Margaret Hughes

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Avena Foods

Margaret Hughes is the vice-president of sales and marketing with Avena Foods Ltd., a specialty miller of oat and pulse value-added ingredients. She is passionate about the benefits of pulses and oats, both for people and for the planet. She grew up on the Canadian prairies where, since 1936, her family owned and operated Best Cooking Pulse Inc., a pulse-processing company. Margaret sits on the Pulse Processing Research Advisory Committee for North America, the Manitoba Agriculture Research and Innovation Committee and the board of Field to Market Canada. She has previously served on the boards of the Manitoba Food Processors Association, the Manitoba Food Development Centre, and on the Canadian Federal-provincial Pulse Industry Round Table. Margaret has spoken at numerous food industry events in North America and has received the Manitoba Food Processors Association (MFPA) Industry Builder Award and the North American Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO) Agricultural Marketing Excellence Award.

Day 3 - Apr 18, 2024
10:25 AM

Panel: Leveraging Sustainability Along the Value Chain

Margaret Hughes Headshot

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Plant Forward has gathered one of the most concentrated groups of leading decision-makers in one room. With increased networking opportunities, Plant Forward will again be one of the best places to build relationships with key industry stakeholders.


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Access to all Plant Forward sessions in-person, including networking opportunities and breakout rooms. Seats are limited.

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April 16-18, 2024