Agricultural Excellence Conference

Seeding Transition to Harvest Change
November 19-21, 2014
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Agenda: 

9:00am - Registration
8:30am - Optional Farm/Industry Tour
12:00pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - Canada’s Agricultural Economic Outlook- J.P. Gervais, Chief Economist, Farm Credit Canada
2:00pm - The Great Debate: Should Farmers Strive to Own it All? Moderated by Ron Bonnett, President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Debater 1: TBD
Debater 2: Tom Eisenhauer, President of Bonnefield
3:30pm - Today’s Farm Manager – What you need, How you need it - Grant Dyck, Manitoba Oustanding Young Farmer
4:00pm - Global Market Outlook and Opportunity- Earl Geddes, President, Progression Consulting
4:30pm - Tradeshow & Networking Opportunity
6:00pm - Dinner (on your own)

Day Two - November 20

8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Future of Farming & Business Planning - Cedric Macleod, Macleod Agronomics
9:40am - National Farm Business Management Innovation Roundtable Discussion*
10:30am - Health Break & Networking Opportunity
10:45am - National Farm Business Management Innovation Roundtable Discussion*
11:20am - Planting Clarity, Weeding out Procrastination, Harvesting Transition Harmony – Elaine Froese, Farm Family Coach
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Farm Management Initiatives Showcase **
2:10pm - Concurrent Sessions/Workshops

Delegates choose 3 of 6 business management topics to attend, each offered three times. 

Workshop 1 - Farm Safety; Canadian Agriculture Safety Association
Workshop 2 - Human Resources; Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
Workshop 3 - Recipe for Success: Keeping the Farm in the Family - Jim Snyder,  BDO Dunwoody
Workshop 4 - Topic TBD; MNP
Workshop 5 - Topic TBD; John Deere
Workshop 6 - TBD
2:50pm - Health Break & Networking Opportunity
3:10pm - Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Continue
4:30pm - Tradeshow & Networking Opportunity
6:30pm - Banquet Dinner
8:00pm - Marquee Speaker
9:00pm - Entertainment/Hospitality Suite

Day Three - November 21

8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Managing Risk in Agriculture Panel Discussion- Moderated by Hugh Maynard, Qu'anglo Communications & Consulting
10:30am - Health Break & Networking Opportunity
10:50am - Success At Any Size- Kevin Hursh, Hursh Consulting and Communications Inc.
11:20am - Where Do We Go From Here?
11:35am - Adjournment

English
Duration: 
3 days
Location: 
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Presentation Language: 
Dates: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 22:00 to Friday, November 21, 2014 - 01:35
Cost: 
475.00