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Manitoba Ag Days Seminar Highlights: Tuesday

January 21, 2019

It has been a year in the making and the seminar program committee has done another phenomenal job organizing the 2019 Manitoba Ag Days Program. You will want to visit www.agdays.com ahead of time to review the program agenda. Over 60 speakers will touch on an array of real and important topics for today’s farming operations throughout the three days of the show. The seminars will take place in both the MNP and FCC theatres conveniently located inside the Brandon Keystone Centre.
The MNP theatre is located in the amphitheater next to MNP Hall across from Westoba Place Arena. Kick off Tuesday morning at 9:15 am with On-Farm Specialist, Greg Bartley with his presentation on “On-farm trials – why you need to do them!” At 9:45 am Daryl Ritchison, Meteorologist with the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network will speak on “Voices of the 1930’s: when the soil blew away”. David Lobb, Professor at the University of Manitoba will then share with us “A view below the soil surface – tillage challenges facing agriculture” at 10:30 am. Lastly, wrapping up the morning at 11:15 am is “Resistance management 101 – can we take an integrated approach?” with Holly Derksen, Technical Support Specialist with Aysta LifeScience, Tammy Jones, Weed Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and John Gavloski, Entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture.
The Tuesday afternoon’s program will be focused on Success & Numbers kicking off with Michael Poole, Regional Tax Leader with MNP at 1:00 pm presenting on “Farm succession planning-avoiding common tax mistakes”. At 1:30 pm Lance Stockbrugger with LD Stockbrugger Farms will present on how to “Let the numbers talk – leasing vs buying machinery”. Directly following Lance, “Let’s get technical” with David Drozd, Owner of AgChieve Corporation at 2:15 pm. At 3:00 pm John Gehrer, Owner of Never Spill Spout will present on how “Nine out of ten of my ideas failed; how to successfully run a small business from your farm shop.” To finish off the day, Doug Arnold, Owner of Arnold Innovations will talk about “The corporate shed” at 3:30 pm.
The FCC theatre will be conveniently located at the south end of the Westoba Place Arena. Tuesday morning’s program will be hosted by Manitoba Canola Growers Association and will kick off at 9:15 am with an update from Agronomy Specialist, with Canola Council of Canada, Justine Cornelsen as she asks are “Canola yields getting you down? Use blackleg race ID testing to select hybrids”. At 9:45 am Angela Brackenreed, Agronomy Specialist with the Canola Council of Canada will be “Measuring the dollars and cents of harvest loss”. At 10:15 am, Dan Orchard, Agronomy Specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, John Guelly, Director of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Michael Weir, Agronomist with Pioneer Hi-Bred will tackle the topic of “Clubroot – what we all really need to know.” At 11:15 am, David Derwin, Commodity Portfolio Manager with PI Financial Corp will give some “Smart business strategies to capture the market – 5 tips to increase your bottom line”.
Ag Days Gives Back Award presentations will kick off the afternoon in the FCC Theater at 1:00 pm. At 1:15 pm, Taylor Carlson, Producer from Elm Creek Manitoba will deliver “My global youth institute experience”. Manitoba Dignitaries, The Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture and His Worship Rick Crest, Mayor City of Brandon will be addressing the crowd at 1:30 pm. The Honourable Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba will speak directly following at 2:00 pm. At 2:30 we will be “Connecting with consumers – the true story of food” with Rancher/ Communicator Adrienne Ivey. To finish off the day, at 3:30 pm, Doctor Nick
Bontis, with the Institute of Intellectual Capital Research, will address the crowd on “Information bombardment: rising above the digital onslaught”.
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For more information, regarding Manitoba Ag Days visit www.agdays.com
For all media inquiries contact Manitoba Ag Days Media Coordinator Andrea Guthrie (204)851-7229 or Kristen Phillips Manitoba Ag Days General Manager at (204)726-3514 in the show office or (204)573-9039 on her cell.

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